When I got back to DC, I met up with Georgina and we decided to hit up the cherry blossoms immediately, because it was supposed to rain that night and we were afraid the blossoms might get obliterated. I'm glad we went, because although the rain did not obliterate the blossoms, they were truly at their peak on Thursday and it was magical. Here are a few photos.
Washington Monument through the blossoms
Closeup of the blossoms
Blossoms over the tidal basin
Jefferson Memorial through the blossoms
Scene at the festival
Front of Jefferson Memorial
After our sojourn through the blossoms, we headed to the Nationals Games (versus the White Sox), where we ate chili dog and fries and enjoyed the game until we got so cold we had to get hot chocolate and fried dough to warm up. We considered buying a Nationals sweatshirt, but the only ones we could find were $100 (!). We left at the 7th-inning stretch because we were just too cold (even though it had been uncomfortably warm most of the day!). But that's OK, because the Nationals still won.