The Washington D.C. Cherry Blossoms are a marvelous sight during the Cherry Blossom Festival. An even more marvelous sight is watching your kids be silly little human beings among the thousands of tourists and visitors that come to see the cherry blossoms during their peak bloom. We had lunch under my favorite set trees. We walked the tidal basin as I nervously tugged at the little one every few steps to keep her from getting too close to the water. She’d happily jump in if I let her. We took pictures next to the blooms as all the happy visitors do. We sat on the park benches and people watched.
We jumped in mud puddles and enjoyed a little breathing room as the crowd quickly cleared out during a beautiful five minute rain shower. I think from now on I will always try to visit the cherry blossoms when it rains.
We visited the Cherry Blossoms on 25 March this year which coincidentally turned out to be peak bloom according to the National Park Service, which was a full week before peak bloom the past few years. If you missed it though, don’t sweat it, because the blooms will stick around for a little while after peak bloom. You can always track the cherry blossom blooms on cherryblossomwatch.com for next year’s peak bloom.