We planned our annual trip to the Cherry Blossom Festival for one day before the predicted peak bloom. I was worried because last year we went towards the end of the festival and all the blossoms were well past prime. This year nothing had bloomed yet.
I felt bad because we took friends with us who had never been before
It all turned out wonderfully though because everyone was in good spirits and just wanted to have fun together.
They got to help make a friendship mural with children from Japan.Each girl add her own special piece of art work to the mural. The rangers are taking pictures of each section of the mural and sending them to Japan to be put on their mural as well as putting pictures of the Japanese drawings on our mural. Hence the friendship part.
And a truly special treat came in being able to get a picture with the company at the end and pet the dragon dog.