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Blossom Kite Festival

Kites by the Washington Monument

Colorful kites surround the Washington Monument

We hosted six people visiting from the Motherland: my aunt, grandma, and their doctor friends. They timed their visit with the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., so we went there. Their arrival coincided with the Blossom Kite Festival on the grounds of the Washington Monument on the National Mall. There were SO MANY people and SO MANY kites!

Unfortunately, it was an unusually cold spring day and crazily overcast. But, all the colorful kites made up for it. I wish I brought a kite, so I could fly it along with everyone else. It looked really fun! My favorite ones were the irregularly shaped kites that looked like spaceships, or legs walking on air. (One of the legs even hit someone on the head when the kite steadily lost air. I wish I took a picture of it!)

Look, Nemo!

Look, Nemo!

I’ve been to Washington, DC many times, but I never get tired of seeing the sights. There are always a crowd of tourists whenever I go there, and their excitement always rubs off on me. It’s a good feeling It was a great start to our visitors’ U.S. vacation. I’m sure they had loads of fun, too!


15 thoughts on “Blossom Kite Festival

  1. Awesome Pictures. Looks like you had tons of fun! AHH! NEMO! hehe favorite movie of ALL TIME.

    That sounds really fun. I am glad you got to see your family.
    Hahaha. Good luck! Thanks.

    That makes me happy.


  2. Oh my god. Whoever has that Nemo kite… 8D Though I think it’s a slightly different kind of fish; Nemo was a clownfish and I don’t think he had as much black, and was a different shape. NEMO CLONE!

    I think… I think I wanted to fly a kite once because I never have. I just realised, I did make a 101 in 1001 list, as you probably know, but I didn’t put “fly a kite” on it. But I actually did it when I was drafting up the list a couple of years ago. Darn, can’t believe I forgot.

  3. Hello, it’s my first time visiting your website Just wanted to say that I LOVE the camera at the top! did you make it yourself?

    Anyway, that’s such a nice photo!! I used to live around DC, but I’ve recently moved about 3 months ago. I used to be able to go to the Washington monument almost every weekend! I really miss it there Hehe, I love all the fishies! Nemo

  4. Thanks.

    I will let you know. I installed it and it was fine, I just have yet to play it. I’m planning to play either MW2 or Black Ops first. Idk. I just got those two games today and I’m really excited to start playing them.

  5. OMG. Kites! So colorful! ;> And the nemo one is somehow cute =))
    I want to fly a kite too. I can do that though if I just chose a P.E related to it :))

  6. Oh, wow, that’s pretty sweet — I had no idea there was even active kite festivals going on anymore!

    And hey, although it looked horribly overcast and kinda depressing, well, at least it didn’t start raining … Or, more importantly, thundering and then lightening! o_o; Haha …

    The photos you took really make this entry, BTW! ♥

  7. I’ve never been to Washington yet, and I really dream to travel there! The kites look so adorable especially the kite NEMO! Hahaha! I remembered a similar festival here in the Phil where we fly hot air balloons!

  8. Aww, that’s soo pretty! That’s a lot of kites! I wish I can see that much pretty kites here too. The sea animal kites are really cute!

  9. They look awesome!!

    I remember you told me about your relatives coming to visit! I’m glad they had a wonderful time.

    Kites reminds me of summer from my childhood days. I rarely seen kids play with kites nowadays. They have other stuff to do.

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