Like so many events around the country, I believe that the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC was cancelled. However, while the festival could be cancelled, the cherry blossoms pay no attention to such things! We enjoyed that festival back in April of 2006 – and it did my heart good to look back over that wonderful weekend!
A Wonderful Weekend! April 2, 2006
Sometimes God totally surprises me with his Goodness to me. Both Gary and I still pinch ourselves that we are actually on this adventure. We have been blessed over and over again in the people we’ve met, the places we’ve worked and the sights we’ve seen. And once again, when I thought that we’d be having a really good weekend, God surprised me by turning it into a total delight.
Saturday started out early. We wanted to get an early start for our trip into DC for the Cherry Blossom Festival. (Fortunately the other couple on our project used to live and work in DC, so they drove!). We still had to park very far from the center of activities, but it was well worth the walk. DC was absolutely beautiful! We got to see all of the monuments (many for the first time) and the walk through the cherry trees was spectacular. Here are a couple of the shots from the day – so very pretty.
Friday evening I had discovered that one of the churches that was having a women’s retreat at Sandy Cove was Calvary Chapel of Central Bucks. I know several families that worship there, so I was hopeful that I would be able to track down some friends. Saturday after our wonderful day in DC, I headed to the dining hall to find some of those buddies. It was a grand reunion with friends – some I expected to see and some I was totally surprised to see (as were they!). I sat in on the evening’s session (more blessings) and then was able to hang around and visit. It was down right amazing. And a total “God Thing” kind of day!
Sunday was a lovely early spring day and a quiet day of rest – a beautiful Sabbath.
And tomorrow we start the project. New things every day! Gotta love it!
Happy Daylight Savings….and there are a couple more pictures of the Cherry Blossom Beauty here.