When returning is just another stop on the trip

When we cruised back to the US after our almost 2-year trip, we headed straight for a little red row house, a mile from the Capitol Building in Washington, DC. We no longer have a place of our own, so we consider Tom and Barbara’s our home base.

Tom is Beth’s (generous and funny) brother, and Barbara is his (smart and talented) wife. We’ve spent many Thanksgiving holidays at their home so it felt just right to be there yet again.

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Barbara garlanded the 4-H award Joe won for his prize “Best Breeding Heifer in Show” many years ago – now the centerpiece for the Thanksgiving dinner table.

We loved our years in Washington and don’t tire of visiting our favorite places.

The best and quickest way to get to the museums is to drop down the long escalators…

The best and quickest way to get to the museums is to drop down the long escalators…

…and hop on the metro.

…and hop on the Metro.

Our stop was Dupont Circle.

Our stop was Dupont Circle.

We headed for The Philips Collection, a private art museum with a very good collection of Impressionist art.

We headed for The Philips Collection, a private art museum with a very good collection of Impressionist art.

High Noon, Max Weber, oil on canvas 1925

High Noon, Max Weber, oil on canvas 1925

When we planned our visit to Washington, DC, three weeks sounded like just the right amount of time for our first stop back in the US. Instead, we made the mistake that we had avoided those two years on our around-the-world trip: we over-scheduled ourselves and didn’t allow enough time to see old friends and simply enjoy the wonderful place we were in.

 

December 2014

 

 

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Beth and Joe enjoy simple travel.
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One Response to When returning is just another stop on the trip

  1. You will just have to visit again and again!

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