Despite the ominous clouds at times, the rain held off. The big helium balloons were great but admittedly I'm a sucker for stuff like that.
I'm not sure what Garfield has to do with cherry blossoms or DC, but there he was floating down Connecticut Avenue anyway.
The Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival on Pennsylvania Avenue was awfully crowded. The performances and exhibits were worth checking out. I had a young anime fan along with me and the street festival was nirvana for her.