The festival is spread out over 2 weeks, with the culmination of a parade on the last day. Hundreds of thousands of people come from all over the place to take in a glimpse of these gorgeous trees. In order to avoid some of those thousands, we decided to park in Bethesda (at Jake's office) and ride the metro into D.C. Hayden has been digging trains lately, so he had a blast riding the metro.
Here are a couple of shots of the parade.
After the parade, we walked down to the tidal basin to enjoy the trees....and the ducks.
And to finish the day off, we had to stop at the now famous Georgetown Cupcake (aka: DC Cupcakes from TLC). Jake and I found this shop over a year ago before they were famous and had lines out the door. Luckily fame hasn't changed the taste, because they are fantastic!