Well...First and foremost we were thrilled that Sean was going to the Deployment Health Clinical Center at WRAMC. No small potoatoes here.
But...this would be our first trip together, no kids, ever. Unless you count one night in a small city 2 1/2 hours from home. Seriously, first vacation as a couple. When we met, we had three kids between the two of us, so trips included the family.
And...we would be in D.C. for our 11th anniversary.
Giddy, delighted, ecstatic, elated, joyful. Any other synonym for happy you can conjure. Walter Reed's lodging was provided at a 5 star hotel a 10 minute drive from the hospital. Loved it!! I'll take that kind of service any day!
My goal: to see the White House Christmas tree.
We saw that and so much more including:
World War II Memorial
Korean Veteran's Memorial
Vietnam Veteran's Memorial
Apollo Lunar Module
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum