The tourists are coming!

Thursday, March 02, 2006
One million people are expected to visit Washington, D.C., to see the famous cherry trees. This year's Cherry Blossom Festival is scheduled for March 25- April 9.

Tim Rucci's photo album offers a nice preview, sans all the tourists. And the Festival Web site keeps tabs on the forecast for peak bloom time.

The trees around the Tidal Basin are definitely worth seeing at least once (or twice, or three times), although, as a Washingtonian for eleven years, I now prefer to enjoy a quieter and more solitary viewing of the cherry trees that are scattered throughout various D.C. neighborhoods. I am fortunate to live in a place that has the most beautiful springtime imaginable.


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