We'd been meaning to make the relatively short trip down to Washington, DC ever since we arrived in New York, just over a year ago. The timing just never seemed to be quite right. And then finally, a couple of weeks ago, the stars aligned. As I flipped the calendar page, we had no plans for the upcoming weekend and some dear friends from our old San Francisco days who had moved to DC almost a decade ago confirmed that they too would be home and available that same weekend. It was time to go!