In 1912, the mayor of Tokyo gave America a gift of 3,000 cherry trees. They arrived diseased and many died. In true Washington fashion, this simply represented an opportunity for more gifts and to hold more ceremonies. This was a nice trip. I got some good pictures and the timing of the bloom was spectacular. I was also reminded of why it is so important to be an adventurist and to travel true to yourself. I didn’t sweat the planning and in return, I didn’t savor the trip.