Cherry Blossom Festival!

Ariel, Miss Rodeo Illinois, in the Cherry Blossom Parade in front of the Washington Monument.
Ariel, Miss Rodeo Illinois, in the Cherry Blossom Parade in front of the Washington Monument.

Yet another adventure and bucket list item checked off the list! This past weekend I was in Washington D.C. for the Cherry Blossom Festival. My self along with Miss Rodeo Virginia, Miss Rodeo Nebraska, and Miss Rodeo Nebraska were able to ride and represent our states in the Cherry Blossom Parade that went down Constitution Avenue. It was so such an honor to represent my home state in our Nation’s capital.
Of course a trip to Washington D.C. is not complete unless you see all the sights the city has to offer. Our first stop Georgetown to visit the famous George Town Cupcakes shop made famous by it’s sister shop on the show “D.C Cupcakes.” After munching on some cupcakes we headed to the Potomac River for a cruise. From the river we got a taste of what was to come on next day of sight seeing. ¬†Sunday took us downtown to see the D.C. classic stops. There was so much to see and not enough hours in the day! We went to the Smithsonian Natural History, the American History Museum and the Holocaust Museum. We finished up the trip with more D.C. classics, the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Memorial, Korean War Memorial, The World War II Memorial and paid our respects at the Arlington National Cemetery.

Miss Rodeo Illinois, Miss Rodeo Nebraska, Miss Rodeo Virginia and Miss Rodeo Wyoming at the Washington Monument at the Cherry Blossom Parade
Miss Rodeo Illinois, Miss Rodeo Nebraska, Miss Rodeo Virginia and Miss Rodeo Wyoming at the Washington Monument at the Cherry Blossom Parad

This was a once in a life time trip. How many people can say that they rode a horse down Constitution Avenue? To round off the trip I got to add an experience to the list of things I never thought I would see. We were able to witness a wreath presentation ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. It was such an honor to be a part of such a special occurrence. This trip turned into so much more than I could ever dream of. I am excited to go on my next adventure and share this awesome experience with others.

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