ashington DC, Etc


December 4, 2002 - February 28, 2004

USA flag

We've been to DC many times before. If we've come back now it's because on previous visits we never quite got our fill. We came this time for the usual "accidental" reasons: We were in NYC (and the USA) because of a wedding. We met an old friend who accidentally (from our point of view) was in town and she helped us find a place. That was for just a few weeks. But then, after much searching on the web, we found another place that would take us through the end of January, 2003.

For Gerry the first visit was in August, 1963. In fact, he arrived less than an hour after the end of the great 1963 Civil Rights demonstration at which Martin Luther King gave his wonderful "I have a dream" speech. If Gerry had had any historical sense he would have been sure to get here in time for the event. Instead he passed most of the day in Virginia, seeing Thomas Jefferson's home at Monticello. He was on the way to start his graduate studies at the University of Illinois; he drove the long way around from Los Angeles and met friends here.

Jan came the first time just a month or so after she first came to the USA. After travelling for months in Asia we rested a short time with Gerry's brother's family in San Diego and then bought Eastern Air Lines "Go anywhere Three Week Tickets".

Updated July 14, 2003