Day 4 – Cherry Blossoms in D.C.

12 Apr

We started out the morning with a hurried “uber” ride to Pier 4 on the Potomac River for our boat tour of the cherry blossom trees. It was a beautiful day, a little breezy, but the sun was shining with a clear blue sky. The hour long tour was quite enjoyable and it seems like the trees are at several different stages of the blooming process – all of which are spectacular!

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After the boat tour Alex and Courtney took us to The Partisan for a delicious brunch. We are really eating well on this trip! Thankfully we are also doing a lot of walking so maybe it all evens out. We all decided we wanted to experience the craziness of the cherry blossom festival where the crowds were ridiculous! It was fun.

Our next stop was Union Market – which is a farmers’ market type place with various vendors selling their delicious concoctions. Courtney and I had ice cream cones, Alex and Robert shared a bourbon, butter, bread pudding with apple chunks and salted caramel sauce. WOW!!!


We went back to their apartment for a little R & R and then decided at the last minute to go to their Saturday evening church service because we didn’t think we could make it tomorrow morning after Courtney’s 10 mile race. Yes that’s right she is going to run 10 miles tomorrow morning! Go Courtney!

It’s always such a blessing to see where your kids worship and know that they are making this place their home….of course you always wish they were closer but so happy for the them where they are.

Alex and Courtney did a great job of planning ahead for our activities. They made dinner reservations both nights and had things planned for us to do. Dinner was at an Italian restaurant close to Alex’s office so we got to tour his office before dinner…another extremely proud moment. Also the restaurant is the one Alex’s employers took him when they made him the offer for his job. Everything was delicious!


Sorry this is a bit verbose but there was a lot to cover today. Good night.

1 Comment

Posted by on April 12, 2015 in Uncategorized


One response to “Day 4 – Cherry Blossoms in D.C.

  1. Bill & Shirley Gilbert

    April 12, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Hi Julie & Robert, We have been thinking of you while you are enjoying DC and your time visiting with Alex & Courtney. It surely is a delight to know how well they are doing. We can sense your joy and pride in them — and we agree! The pictures of spring are beautiful too. Love you all, Mom & Dad



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