We're here in Washington D.C. for a bunch of reasons in addition to the advocating we talked about last time. Despite the fact that nothing about our jam-packed visit has anything to do with the much ballyhooed Cherry Blossom Festival, we happen to be here in the midst of all the pink and white hubbub. And we really lucked out – many would say – because our visit has coincided perfectly with the peak days of the event – when the blooms are at their best for viewing.
I have to say, we've got some pretty decent cherry blossom peeping opportunities up in the Pacific Northwest. Even so, the blossoms here in Washington D.C. really are extra special. The trees are manicured and shaped to perfection, allowing for some stellar photo opportunities.
The cherry trees, now in their one hundredth year on the National Mall, are officially intended to represent the goodwill between the United States and Japan. Over time, however, the trees – and the festival – have come to symbolize peace and friendship among all people.
We can get on board with that!