My dad has wanted to see the cherry blossoms in DC for YEARS. So when a groupon came up for half off a yacht cruise to see the cherry blossoms, I knew it was the perfect birthday present for him. The day was lovely, but unfortunately, the cherry blossoms were not. Turns out they don't like to come according to a schedule (kinda like babies....I mean really, how many are actually born on their due dates?). SO, although they are beautiful in MD where we live, the season was over in DC. We saw a few, and the boat was really nice (the treat boxes from a local bakery were the "cherry" on top). Kids were free, so we took the girls, but we left Nathaniel, in all his newness, with "Miss Tammy."