So — touching wood that all is well in Albany — we'll be taking a trip to celebrate a very special anniversary next month.
The stars have aligned so it coincides with Will's spring break, for which he plans to go to stay with his big sister in Olympia. So David and I had thought about a week in Paris — and that sounded very exciting and romantic. But (a) it's a long flight for what would end up being only a few days, and (b) my cousin Samantha is getting married in England in August and we'd love to try to get there for it.
So, we've decided to spend three days in Washington DC, and four in New York. We have dear friends in Garrison NY, with whom we stayed while we were on our honeymoon, and we'll be visiting them again. And Susan, with whom we stayed in Chicago on our honeymoon, is joining us in NYC for a couple of days.
We've been to NYC twice, but we've never been to Washington. Given that we love art and museums and books and good food and music and comedy — can anyone recommend some must-see places and must-do things in either city? I mean, other than the obvious (Smithsonian, National Gallery, MOMA etc etc)? All ideas appreciated!