A couple of weeks ago I shared free activities to do in the Washington, DC area. Well the family and I took advantage and spent our Saturday in downtown Washington, DC at the Cherry Blossom Kite Festival. It was perfect spring weather with plenty of wind, sunshine and any food truck you want.
We were dressed perfectly for the weather. Spring chic, if you will. Long sleeve shirts, sweatshirts, and ski vest. The Cherry Blossoms are the coveted gems of the Tidal Basin. It was so windy you can see a lot of them on the ground.
It was packed! We attended the Cherry Blossom Kite Festival for the first time in 2009. It was nothing like this, it had less than half the amount of people that were there on Saturday. You had to work hard to find a spot that would keep you from getting tangled up with someone else’s kite.
We found a sweet spot, we didn’t get tangled up with anyone else but others around us did. Why is our son almost as tall as us?
The ManChild was in full big brother mode and it was sweet to watch. This was LittleCuteLips first time at the kite festival and he showed her the ropes. She was so proud to fly a kite for the first time. We had a robot kite leftover from a beach trip we took a few years back.
Look how sweet they look twinning in their fleece and Converse.
The kite creativity was in full effect, I snapped pictures of some of my favorites.
I love the coloring on this one, too bad it ended up in a tree. There was no shortage of kites stuck in the trees.
So, cute I was impressed with my photography on this one.
This one was funny, the guy flying it was trying to keep both of his feet on the ground. It was a constant struggle with the heavy winds.
You always have incredible views on the mall. Living in DC we easily forget to appreciate what we have.
This kite was cool, it spun around in circles.
This was hilarious, we’ve seen this as a blow-up Halloween costume as well.
That is the National Museum of African American History and Culture to the left. After hours of kite flying fun, we enjoyed lunch at one of the food trucks. We look forward to getting out more and enjoying the spring warm up.