I do want to notify people that the Peak Bloom Date has shifted again, to April 1-4. As I have lost interest in discussing the Cherry Blossom festival, I will not update you if it changes anymore (Hint: just bookmark the Park Service's page). But it should remain somewhat stable. It's hard for those wily cherry blossoms to sneak off as we get closer.
The Festival will officially open this weekend at the Building Museum, with a family day from 10:00 to 3:30 pm on the 28th. It looks like a lot of fun, especially the chance to build your own mini tea house. Sadly, I will be working and unable to attend, but if anyone makes it, be sure to let me know how it went.
The Smithsonian Kite Festival, perhaps my favorite spring event, will also be this Saturday. I hope to be there for at least part of it, hopefully the climatic final battle of the Rokkaku challange. Maybe this year, evil will finally triumph over good! If you wish to, as they say, go fly a kite, the Air and Space Museum has an excellent selection. Naturally, when I visited yesterday, my daughter skipped all of the dragon themed war kites and proud banners and instead picked an insipid unicorn kite, named, of course, Jinx. It's like I'm not even here!
Now if you'll pardon me, I must see if I can't figure out a way to attach razor blades to Jinx the Unicorn kite.