Oops, forgot to mention that we now have a place to stay when we get back to the states in September. It's in northern Bethesda in Maryland, and we just have to walk a block to get to a D.C. metro station. I'm really excited about it. Looks like it's going to be a very convenient place to stay with lots to do nearby.
Also, go check out Kristin's incredible Home Sweet Home cross-stitch sampler-inspired wall-hanging. It's a marvelous bit of folk art using the free-pieced letters and I can't believe how quickly she made it.