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