Well, not really, more like sitting in traffic in DC, but it wasn't as catchy for a title.
Note to self: Do not attempt to go to the zoo during Easter break.. Really, it took us over an hour to get there (usually at most a 40 min trip) to find the entrance blocked with the sign "no parking available". Now, there is a lot of parking at the zoo, lots, so this was not a good sign, also all around us there were families trying to get to the entrance, nonetheless we tried to find parking on the street with no luck. We ended up on Connecticut Ave again sitting in traffic trying to get downtown to catch New York Ave to get to the National Arboretum, where we decided we could go to enjoy the picnic lunch we had in the cooler. That took about another hour. I have never seen so many people in DC; I guess because we live so close we do our trips during non-peak tourist days. I had a lot of time to study the architecture... Total time from leaving home to the Arboretum 3 1/2 hours...yeaph.
The Arboretum was heavenly, quiet, sunny, cool and few people around. We had our picnic and then walked around some of our favorite gardens.
Camellias in bloom
A view of the river
A Japanese Flower Arrangement Exhibit
The National Capitol Columns
The end of our visit