Cherry Blossom Trip to Macon

At Winnwood, we look forward each year to the chance to visit Macon for the Cherry Blossom Festival.  With over 300,000 Yoshino Cherry trees in full bloom, it’s truly a spectacular drive.  And the best part of the trip, we get to visit our sister community John Wesley Villas for a Cherry Ice Cream Social.  This year we had planned to go for the second week of the Official Cherry Blossom Festival, but most of the trees were just beginning to bud in the last week of March, so we made our trip on April 1st.  

Relaxing outside after a Delicious Meal at Jeneane's at Pinebrook.

Relaxing outside after a Delicious Meal at Jeneane's at Pinebrook.

In the neighborhoods across from Wesleyan College are some of the oldest (and most beautiful) Cherry Trees in the area.

In the neighborhoods across from Wesleyan College are some of the oldest (and most beautiful) Cherry Trees in the area.

More Yoshino Cherry Trees in Full Bloom!

More Yoshino Cherry Trees in Full Bloom!

If you are wondering how Macon, GA became the
 Cherry Blossom Capital of the World,  the answer is Mr. Fickling.
Mr. Fickling's Driveway

Mr. Fickling's Driveway

Mr. Fickling's Mailbox

Mr. Fickling's Mailbox

Finally, after our lovely drive through some of Macon’s beautiful old neighborhoods, we stopped by John WesleyVillas for some Cherry Ice Cream before we headed back home.

Enjoying our visit at John Wesley Villas!

Enjoying our visit at John Wesley Villas!