Catching the Blossoms at their "Peak" can be tricky, the timing of the bloom depends on the weather. We were locked into certain dates because we were meeting my youngest son on his break, but since our weather had been warm all week I thought we had a good chance of catching some blooms. Turns out we were just a couple days early for the "Peak" blooms but it was pretty none the less.
Our biggest challenge was the weather, we left home with temps in the 70's. The day we went to see the Cherry Blossoms was cold and rainy. (temps were hovering in the low 40's) The rain held off till late morning so I was able to get some nice photos, and cold wet weather tends to keep the crowds away, which can be seen as a plus, especially when your trying to take photos.
We walked to one of our favorite Mexican restaurants, where we were able to dry out, get warm and fill our bellies. Homemade guacamole, chips, and fish and chicken tacos made for a tasty lunch.
That Sunday we headed out to the Mountain House, all rested and refreshed, which was nice because we had a lot of work ahead of (and much more still to do) Did I mention that it snowed on the way? Three trips to the Mountain House this year and it has snowed each time we have visited. We have had to drive in some pretty bad weather this year and the Lord has protected us each time. I am thankful for the traveling mercies he has given us on these trips and for the Grace Moments, like our little excursion to see the Cherry Blossoms