Cherry Blossom Tourists

It’s springtime here in Washington and you know what that means… TOURISTS! Tourist season kicks off every year with the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Yes, I know you could see these flowers in your own backyard but wouldn’t you rather sit in 2 hours of traffic around the Beltway to see them with 160,890,359 other people? Apparently there are many who say yes to that question. Lucky for them, we apparently have a new highway sign telling them where to go:

Rt 110 in Arlington

Rt 110 in Arlington

Bus service was in full swing as well with people viewing from the rooftop of the double-deckers:

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The tour groups were in full swing with their flags:

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And THIS lady even broke out the tye-dye for this special spring day. You’ve gotta love tourist fashion:

Tye-dye... check.  Matching baseball cap... check.  Matching tourist purse... check.  Wait, you forgot the fanny pack!

Tye-dye... check. Matching baseball cap... check. Matching tourist purse... check. Wait, you forgot the fanny pack!

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2 responses to “Cherry Blossom Tourists

  1. Can you explain the cherry blossom phenomenon to an out of towner? So people literally just walk around the city looking at trees? That’s a day long activity?!

  2. YUP. That’s mostly it. They have Japanese cultural events around town and performances and whatnot. The trees are pretty, but a nightmare for allergies!

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