Spring has sprung! Well, sorta. The UW is reporting that the cherry blossoms at roughly in half-bloom, and they are expected to continue to bloom over the next several days. http://www.washington.edu/news/2014/03/13/2014-uw-cherry-tree-watch-bloom-at-15-percent-mark/ As you know, sakura are rather fickle, so we have to see them quickly while we still can.
Look for Michiko and Daniel in the quad at the UW campus (http://uw.edu/maps/?lndmk-1) as they'll have grabbed some space somewhere. Feel to bring any kind of blanket or chairs you may have that are picnic-appropriate, as well as any food or drink to share. But please note, it is illegal to have or consume alcohol in public spaces in Seattle, but we won't stop you. Also, don't forget your camera, spouse, offspring, or pets, as I'm sure they'll enjoy the beautiful outdoor setting as well.
After picnicking for a few hours, we'll probably head over to Big Time brewery for some beer. So if you're coming later, please look for us there.
Bus access is extremely easy, as numerous buses run into and through the u-district. Also, parking on the UW campus is free on the weekend: http://www.washington.edu/facilities/transportation/commuterservices/parking Please note, this event may change if there is inclement weather, so please check the website prior to the event. Questions? Comments? Let us know.