Being a DC metro resident, I usually avoid the common tourist attractions which includes the popular, annual cherry blossom season. This time around, the peak bloom happened to be on the first day of Spring Break and a day before Easter Sunday. Sure that we would avoid the crowds who would be sleeping in on their first day of Spring Break and too busy preparing for the Easter holiday, I rallied my family, including a 6-year old and a 7-year old, to view the cherry blossoms at the crack of dawn. As soon as we reached our destination, we quickly realized that everyone had the same idea. Although it was a rather chilly spring morning (30-40 degrees), the Tidal Basin area was already packed with tourists and locals alike, admiring the beauty of the hundred-year-old Japanese trees synchronously blooming as a sign of warmer weather. We enjoyed our walk from Maine Avenue over Kutz Bridge and over to the Jefferson Memorial.