I must say...Randy and I have been lucky whenever we visit in the spring. Since there's only about a two week window to see the cherry blossoms in view, I think this is the third or fourth time we've come in the spring and each time it's been in full bloom.
What a difference a few days make. We came to Ueno on the second day we were here just to check on the progress of the trees. They were pretty bare, just a few here and there blooming. When we walked in today here's what we saw...
The place was packed! As much as I love the internet I think it's starting to ruin all the places i've come to love. People pushing and shoving, selfie sticks everywhere you turn...when I came here for the first time it was nothing like this. That's because we had to research it in travel books...and who wants to do that these days??
I had to hunt for spots where nobody was in my way...
We bought these sweet potato sticks as a snack. It was really good!
See what I mean?
I was able to get a semi-smile out of Randy!