Spring

GTGL Snippets: Family Trip to The National Cherry Blossom Festival, Washington, D.C.

Second time's a charm! 

Our first attempt to witness the cherry blossom trees was a fail. We seized the opportunity to take the trip to Washington, D.C. during the kids' spring break in 2013 (almost two years after moving to the northeastern part of the country, but that's another story). The National Cherry Blossom Festival was scheduled on March 20th through April 14th of that year, and the National Park Service predicted that the trees will have their "peak blossom" on the festival's second week.

GTGL Snippets: Family Trip to The National Cherry Blossom Festival, Washington, D.C.

GTGL Snippets: Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

I have to say, I was inspired by the previous post, City Touring Challenges and How to Overcome Them. So, I thought I would share this photo from the largest independent city in the United States, Baltimore in Maryland. 

In this photo, you'll see the National Aquarium and the Lightship 116 Chesapeake, one of the Historic Ships in Baltimore docked in the Inner Harbor, taken from none other than the USS Constellation. 

 

GTGL Snippets: Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

GTGL Snippets: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Mother's Day 2013 at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. That year, instead of my husband doing the usual and giving me a bouquet, I opted for him to take me to see the flowers bloom. 

GTGL Snippets: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, NY, USA