U.S. National Arboretum

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The reflection of the trees in the frog pond ❤

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Until I saw the sign on my way out, I felt  like I stepped in Japan.

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National Arboretum

Although it isn’t located very conveniently for tourists, the National Arboretum is a magical place to visit. Azaleas, rhododendrons, dogwoods and herbs are among the many plants gracing the 448 acres/181 hectares of gardens, collections and natural areas. A meadow in the center features stately Georgian columns that were once part of the U.S. Capitol. Visit the Asian Valley, which showcases plants from China, Japan and Korea; or the collections of conifers or perennials. Don’t miss the grove of state trees. You can visit the gardens on foot (there are several hiking trails), or by car or guided tram tour. –Travel 42

I really enjoyed the National Arboretum with my best friend last Sunday. It is gorgeous! highly recommend it to anyone living in the DMV area {DC,Maryland & Virginia} or anyone visiting the DMV. This was a much needed visit/nature walk. I had been wanting to visit this place FOREVER. It’s about 20 minutes from my home and  parking was free so I decided to drive. Even though there were a lot of people there, it didn’t have that DC tourist vibe. That  tourist vibe can be overwhelming for me at times. I want to go back because I didn’t get to see all the attractions. However, I am happy with what I saw on Sunday because it was a beautiful and brisk fall day. I always want to travel outside of the US. I’ve only been to  Barbados,Ghana, and London. My passport needs more stamps and culture, However, the good U.S. of A has some beautiful attractions. There is so much more I want to visit within the US and even the DMV. I had a blast. I felt like I was in Europe next to those  large columns. They looked very Grecian to me. Fall has grown on me this year, after years of hating it. I have finally embraced my beautiful birthday season ❤  Now winter, I still don’t like :-/

Thanks for reading & God bless you 🙂

~Amma Mama

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