If you need something to do this weekend or next week, check out the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC. Don't forget the camera (and extra batteries). Wear sturdy walking shoes and a jacket--it's supposed to be chilly. Put on a smile, too, as there will be LOTS of people milling around, doing the same thing you're doing!
Check it out before you go by clicking on this web cam of the view right now.
|Along the Tidal Basin, Jefferson Memorial in the background|