I lived in Washington DC for almost four years before I FINALLY made it out to see the infamous Washington DC Spring Cherry Blossoms 2015. In 1912, the then Tokyo mayor gave the district a collection of Japanese flowing cherry trees. Every year in the spring, the more than 3000 trees blossom, blanketing the city in the sweetest smelling pink and white canopy you can imagine. The event has grown and now is the centerpiece of the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival. I didn’t make it to the festival (one step at a time), however, I did spend a glorious weekend playing tourist. I went to the National Arboretum as well as the more popular Tidal Basin to see the blossoms. I made it JUST in time, too: all the blossoms had fallen by the end of the following week!