Once upon a time I went to DC in January. I thought it would be fun to visit my sister (then in graduate school) for the presidential inauguration – a super patriotic occasion.
And that was really NOT the greatest idea I’ve ever had…
But, important thing about me – I learn from my mistakes. And now I’ve just returned from the perfect long holiday weekend in our nation’s capital (turns out there are PLENTY of patriotic yet STILL WARM times of year to go to DC!). It was so perfect I’m even overlooking the fact that BOTH the getting there AND the getting home amounted to quite possibly the worst bit of air travel I’ve experienced in years.
Yes – you read that correctly. BOTH legs of the trip. Missed flights, tornadoes in Texas, all the hellish air travel shenanigans. Trent and I were TWICE stranded at the same awful gate in Dallas with the same bitchy, unhelpful gate agent.
But my weekend was so lovely – full of sisterly love and patriotic sites and behind-the-scenes treats and old friends and new friends and good food and perfect weather – I didn’t even make a voodoo doll for the bitchy gate agent. I haven’t even taken on a crusade against Virgin America. I… I…
I don’t care. I don’t want to say it was worth it, but…
It MIGHT have been worth it.
Trent and I got to see my awesome sister’s awesome life flowering in the glorious southern spring. We met her awesome friends and we all stayed out too late every night in an awesome neighborhood and went awesome places and experienced awesome things that only awesome DC people can do – most of which involved velvet ropes and armed guards.
I caught a glimpse of our lives as we grow older together – the last of our father’s line. We’re going to have an awesomely good time, this little family of ours, and dad would be (will be?) so proud of all the awesome things we’re going to accomplish at the same time.
Big shots: all of us. Even the little sister now.
And, I might add, I did NOT freeze my face off this time.
Extra awesome! A new tradition is born.
See all our pics of Memorial Day Weekend 2015 in Washington, D.C. here.