It’s the biggest event of the year – the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. Macon’s pride and joy is its 300,000+ cherry trees – it claims to have the most in the nation. The festival is a week long event with concerts, games, shows, and a fair.
Trey and I attended the opening ceremonies today and check out the fair grounds. Trey is now at the age where he is really interested in the rides – when we return tomorrow I’m going to have to take some cash to let him ride a couple.
All the local dignitaries at the ceremony were wearing bright pink sports jacket. Even the festival’s mascot – a poodle – was neon pink. The Georgia state governor Sonny Perdue was in attendance as well as Ichiro Fujisaki, the Japanese ambassador to the US. Japan is well-known for its prized cherry trees and I guess Macon has bonded with them over that.
We will be heading back tomorrow with our friends the Lowerys. Unfortunately Heidi has to work on of her 30+ hour shifts all day and all night so she won’t get to join us.