Flying Kites And Cherry Blossoms In DC

Photo courtesy of Flickr user Kevin H.

This past weekend I met up with my new pal Rebecca at the The 44th Annual Smithsonian Kite Festival. We originally planned on protesting the kites but instead attempted to fly some instead. I think the kites had the last laugh as we realized that we weren’t very good at flying kites.

I didn’t connect the dots this past weekend that the kite festival was part of the opening weekend for the Cherry Blossom Festival. For tourists it means a great upcoming weekend where the blossoms will be in peak bloom. For the rest of us it means mayhem as we try and deal with all you tourists around the city. For those that want to find out what’s going on when should check out the festival’s calendar. The Washington Post has a pretty good guide up as well- and stay on the lookout for local businesses holding their own specials around the even, for instance local restaurant Zola and the Spy Museum have teamed-up to offer Cherry Picks, a combination dinner and Spy Night experience.

How are you going to celebrate the Cherry Blossom Festival this weekend? Hide? Play?

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