Certainly not quite the journey that Sam and Frodo had, but extremely worthwhile, and we got to do things that very few people who visit D.C. have the opportunity to do. I just got back home, however, and have about 200 photos to process through, as well as video to edit, combine and upload.... AFTER I relax with a glass of wine and maybe the latest episode of Bones!
The four and a half hour drive from D.C. went fairly quickly (especially after I stopped for some Starbucks in Rte 3 in Fredericksburg!), and I'm home early enough that I have the whole afternoon and evening to unpack, wash all our souvenir t-shirts, and see if my Beloved likes the tie tack (an American Eagle cut from a Kennedy coin, and then plated in gold), t-shirt, and beer glasses ("Beer is proof that God loves us." - Benjamin Franklin) that I picked up for him. ;-)
So, I hope that I can get a round up post published by tomorrow afternoon... One thing about this trip, though: D.C. is a LOT closer to me than I think, and I really ought to make a practice of getting up there for a week once or twice a year, if only to be reminded of the abundant blessings of this country and her Providential history.