Getting there: We reduced our suitcase load by three this trip. One big grey case carried most things in compression bags, and our carryon’s and backpacks the rest. We learned a lot about packing by the end of this non-shipboard trip.
No matter what the lists tell you to take, these two roundies did not get dressed up on this vacation. We did bring one good outfit each, but the only thing we wore were the shoes. Happy feet make a vacation every time.
Happy camera’s make a vacation too.
More than you wanted to know: Each day we wore fresh underwear. Three or more days on the pants, and two days or less on the shirts - depending on spillage. There were two shirts left to wear the morning we headed home, the good clothes, and a couple of bra’s. Much to our amazement, we packed about right.
Our first full day, we met Bee and Mikey on the mall. First to the Philip’s Collection in the Philip’s house and four others combined. We really enjoyed this stop tho I had to be the only one commenting on the Mondrian’s rusting nails - holding the canvass to the stretcher bars on the side, that was the only thing out of place in the whole museum. Later as we rolled to the Smithsonian Castle, I was appalled at the acres of damaged grass on the mall. When we got further up by the Capitol, we saw the ongoing, massive grass replacement program that should help keep the mall greener for generations to come.
My one windbreaker was worn every day as were the two scarves I brought. Always I wore my hat to help keep the sun away from the cataracts and skin. (No great effort at style here anymore. Comfort and necessity win.) Washington offered us a quick bit of warmth mid-days except for one day that reached 80. And too, for me the museums were always cold. The two days with Bee and Mikey were spent rapidly visiting chilly art museums: The Philips - I highly recommend this, The Portrait Gallery, The Fine Art Gallery, the Freer Gallery with good food to follow. We do art well.
Midway through the Washington days, we FedXed our dirty laundry home. This is the second time we have tried this, and it certainly lightens our load.
Clothing dissolves into laundry with remarkable ease, and laundry must vanish into the washer at the end of every vacation. This trip we have less than usual, and the Great Geezer is doing it now.