National Cherry Blossom Festival
A friend’s sister appeared in the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade with her miniature ponies. I joined my friend and his wife to watch the parade. We had fantastic seats directly across from the White House which added to the fun. Below is a parade video that I found online. Enjoy.
Smithsonian museums are free
If you love museums like I do, you love Washington, D.C. The Smithsonian museums are free and are definitely worth a visit. I took in the African Art Museum, the Air and Space Museum, the American Indian museum, the Hishhorn, the Natural History Museum, the Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Castle, and the Smithsonian Gardens on this trip. I also toured the Capitol Building and strolled across the National Mall.
Alexandria gets an A
Alexandria, Virginia is only minutes away from D.C. and it abounds with its own history. The buildings in Old Town Alexandria are a real treat to see. The best viewing occurs at night when you step away from the main streets and into the gas lamp neighborhood. The gas lamps cast a wonderful glow that leaves you feeling like you have left the modern world behind. I toured Alexandria’s George Washington Masonic National Memorial and I found it one of the most interesting experiences of my trip. My father was a Master Mason and I enjoyed learning new information about this impressive organization. #washingtondc #dwightturner #cherryblossomfestival #smithsonian #masonic #freemasonry