Tag Archives: National Cherry Blossom Festival

Looking back on 2016

Looking back, it has certainly been a busy year for hiking! Our hiking group grew by 1,779 members, from 6,796 to 8,575, and we met for 103 events during 2016, hiking a total of 450 miles at locations throughout Virginia, … Continue reading

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Rites of Spring

Spring has finally arrived, and it’s always great to be able to get out on the trail for a couple of hours without having to spend almost an equal amount of time bundling up for the occasion. Cherry Blossom Festival … Continue reading

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The second week

Last week was the second week into the six more weeks of winter Punxsutawney Phil predicted we will have to slog through back on February 1st, and I hope it doesn’t get any worse than this. Folks living up in … Continue reading

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A last look at the falling blossoms

Last Sunday I scheduled a 4-mile walk on the National Mall for the last day of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, to see the long-anticipated blossoms at their fullest bloom beginning  to fall in flurries, like light pink petals of snow floating on the … Continue reading

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Finally

After the dreary last weekend in March, with the unexpected snowfall on Sunday, this past weekend finally propelled us forward into Spring, and we celebrated with a nice walk around the National Mall in Washington DC on Saturday. We started … Continue reading

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Snooping around

Yesterday I took a lunchtime stroll around the National Mall to get a look at the preparations for the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival. It’s always more fun walking with friends, so a half-dozen folks joined me in the Enid A. Haupt … Continue reading

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Feel the pain

Yesterday I walked around the Tidal Basin in Washington DC and found out that the little buttons they hand out as souvenirs every year at the for the National Cherry Blossom Festival aren’t available this year “due to the sequestration.” … Continue reading

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