When I pictured myself blogging about our road trip to Washington DC with my parents and our kids, I really imagined a post a day, filled with sights and sounds of what we did. The truth of the matter is, there’s no way to begin or end such a series of posts without going into details that can be found in most guidebooks, so instead I’ve written a few short posts that reveal the things we particularly enjoyed.
Using vrbo.com to stay in a two-level row house in the heart of the city was one of the best decisions we made. At first I missed the predictability of a hotel, but in the end, being together as a family in the evenings and enjoying a few meals “at home” were highlights beyond anything we saw or did in the city. The quirkiness of two curving staircases, brick walls and real neighbors to visit with (not to mention the washer and dryer) definitely out weighed the ability to sit in a hot tub at night.