After at least a dozen trips to Washington DC over the past few years I have never been here to see the Cherry Blossoms. It was always a week early or a few days late. This time my trip happened to be right at the ideal time to see them.
I got up early Saturday morning and headed out around 7:00AM. It was pretty cold but a very clear day for taking pictures. There were a lot of people with the same idea so it was pretty crowded, even at 7:00AM. Also, it was Spring Break for a lot of people so there are also a lot of families around.
I'm staying at the Marriott Metro Center which is only a short walk down to the Tidal Basin where there are over 3000 cherry trees which were a gift from Japan to the United States in 1912.