Visiting Washington DC: Highlights from our recent trips

Last May, my mom moved to DC. She got a new job with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. It was an opportunity she couldn’t turn down, so just a few months after Mike and I moved to Hampton Roads, she relocated three hours north. Mike and I went to visit early in the summer. He’d never really been to DC or done the touristy stuff, so we spent a warm and sunny day exploring.

We started off at the Law Enforcement Memorial – a very emotional place for Mike (and me). After that, we walked around near the capitol building and all the way down the mall to the WWII monument.

In September, I drove up with my Aunt Betsy and we spent a day walking around Mt. Vernon.

My mom is retiring in May after one year in DC. She’s moving to a town in North Carolina where we lived for a couple of years when I was in elementary school and middle school. I’m looking forward to many years of holidays and visits spent in her cozy new home.


Compulsive snacker. Bleeding heart. Unhealthy obsession with Tom Hanks and cats. Florida State and Syracuse University alum.

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