Yep, I did it. I made the mistake of attending the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C. on one of the two weekend peak bloom dates. I don’t think I have ever been in the midst of such a humongous crowd! It was madness, just trying to get from Point A to Point B. People clogged and flooded the sidewalks and pathways. It was impossible to get a clear shot.
I’m thinking this is one of those times where I can say I did it, and I’m not going to do it again (at least not on a weekend). Lesson learned. Scratch it off the bucket list!