Cupertino cherry blossom festival

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Sunday, 27 April 2014

After the Jasper Ridge outing, I stopped at home for lunch, then went out on my bike. I had noticed that there was a cherry blossom Japanese festival in Cupertino this weekend. Why not!

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As it turns out, there was about one cherry tree with a few feeble bunches of blossoms. Not much of a season, but it’s the thought that counts. And there were thousands of people, all having a great time.

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Beer and sake, my kind of town.

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There was a big spread of tents, but the most interesting part was the amphitheatre, where the akido school was putting on a demo.

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You will not be surprised to learn that she threw him. All choreographed, of course, no anger, not much pain.

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I thought these guys might be interesting, but time was dragging a little, so I headed back.

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The Don Burnett bicycle-pedestrian bridge spans I-280 here. I have driven under it many times, but never before crossed it. Pretty classy, as they say.

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Home in time for a brew, something to eat, and a nap before going to the airport to meet Jacky’s delayed flight from JFK.

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