Today I headed to Washington DC to enjoy the National Cherry Blossom Festival.It was chilly and cloudy but there was still a hoppin’ croud!

The start of the parade--I'm excited!

We were located by the Smithsonian American History Museum on Constitution Avenue.

Lining up for some fun!

The dancers and drummers from Tamagawa University had me hopping up and down.

Lantern Balloons

Traditional Japanese Drummers

Japanese Drummers

Dragon Dancer

Here is the “Grand Marshall,” Atticus Shaffer from ABC’s “The Middle”

Grand Marshall

Here is the marching band that my family’s cousin marches in.

The Seneca Valley Marching Band

And here she is: the sixth one from the left.

Here is her moment of fame!

Although we didn’t make it to the Tidal Basin to see the Cherry Blossoms this year. I am including a photo taken two years ago.

Cherry Blossoms

Here we are at the Tidal Basin

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5 Responses to “Polly#35-National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade”

  1. Polly #35 is so lucky to be with a family like yours. You do so many fun family activities together and I’m always looking forward to seeing your posts. How was the traffic getting in and out of the city? I love to go to D.C., but I tend to steer clear of big events because of traffic and parking. It looks like you had a great view of the parade! Fun stuff! Thanks for posting!

  2. I bet it was exciting to see a parade in Washington, DC. I think this may have been Polly’s very first parade, and I’m sure she really enjoyed it. Keep up the good work with posting all of your great family adventures with Polly

  3. We take the Metro into the city. Parking is free on the weekend and the rates are reduced for travel. If you are heading to the Mall take the orange line because you won’t have to transfer lines. Hoppy traveling!

  4. I would love to see the cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C.!!!!!

  5. laura and Destiny
    March 9th, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Polly did you go in the parade?