We had loads of family and friends to see, Jay and Galen of course, the Virginia Litmans at Roi's 5th birthday party, the Saltuses who came to walk Capitol Hill in the heat (!!), and our stay coincided with John III's TDY from Quito! One of our most avid blog readers, Lou, came in for bagels on the Anhinga.
We also wanted to 'taste DC' again, and chose restaurants that mean Washington to us. At one of our favorites, Cafe Divan, a Turkish restaurant on Wisconsin Ave., we had a real surprise when the owners recognized us and ushered us in warmly, though we hadn't been there in over 3 years. The food was as good as we remembered, and we are glad they continue to thrive.
Another thing we missed while in the Caribbean were blues festivals. Luckily for us, there happened to be one in Falls Church (accessible by metro!) and bands we'd seen years ago were scheduled to perform. It was a hot day, but we danced to great songs from Cathy Ponton King and had a blast being entertained by Kelly Bell.
Washington is so much fun. Its too bad most people work while they are here... we don't know where the 2 weeks went, but we had a great time.