I don’t know whatever possessed us to get married in February in Connecticut. Every time our anniversary rolls around, it’s too darn cold to do anything close by and too expensive to get far enough away to escape the cold. People sometimes ask us why we married in February, and my husband looks at them and says simply, “We had to.” When their jaws drop, he explains, “We had to because we were madly in love.” Well, we were definitely crazy.
Since we’ve had a fairly mild winter so far, we decided to celebrate our 40th anniversary by taking an extended weekend to Washington, D.C., less than four hours away. We left Friday morning and returned late Monday afternoon, but we packed a ton into those few short days. Saturday we spent six hours in the Newseum, and I could have spent more, but we stayed almost until closing as it was, and we had dinner reservations. This museum alone is worth the trip to Washington. Sunday we went to the Natural History Museum and the National Gallery of Art. Our hotel was on 14th Street NW, so we could walk everywhere. I walked my little legs off. We can’t wait to return because there is so much more to see. If you’ve never been or haven’t been in many, many years, consider treating yourself to a great getaway.