Saturday, April 12, 2014

Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

We all got up super early this morning (early for some of us, the usual for the rest) and headed to DC for the cherry blossom festival. With the exception of NYC, I don’t think I’ve ever been anywhere as crowded in my whole life. It was crazy, hectic and flat out annoying at times, but we had a pretty decent time despite the billions of people.

Dakota had her first ride on the metro this morning. She enjoyed it for about 4 minutes then said “None(Done)!”. Smile

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Harper, on the other hand, loved riding the train and kept talking about how cool it was going to be when we went underground. When we finally did go underground he looked at me and said “I know how to tell when we’re underground cuz’ it gets dark!”

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We got downtown just in time for the parade but there wasn’t anywhere to sit or even stand to get a good view. We found a spot where people were sitting and stood behind them to see, so it wasn’t too awful, but the two little one’s couldn’t move at all so it wasn’t fun for them very long. Tony took them to play for a little bit while the rest of us watched the parade, but we all decided it was time to go after about 40 minutes.

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People were just breathing down our necks and there was this man who was damn near climbing in our stroller to get a better view of the parade, so I had enough and led the way out of that mess.

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The two pictures below are of “The Second Time Arounders” . They were older cheerleaders, color guard and band members who got together and made their own marching band. I have no idea how old they were, but there were some that looked to be at least in the their 60s or so. They were fun to watch and they were having a GREAT time!

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The little boy in the picture below was fun to watch as well ! He was mimicking the older guy perfectly, only he was so much cuter!

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As this covered wagon came down the road, Mema said to Landon “I remember those from when I was a girl”. There was a lady that was sitting in front of us that overheard her say that and she said “Oh come on!” and we all got a good laugh out of it!

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