beckydaroff.com [beckydaroff.com] We arrived at Lou's friend Rachel's lovely apartment, cuddled the kitties, drank some wine, attempted to make some travel plans, then headed out to a nice vegetarian restaurant. After a late dinner, Rachel drove us around on our one night in DC so we could see some monuments and take in the sites. The Washington Monument is really really big. we touched the Washington Monument! And check out the Capitol Building in the background. This is (left to right) Annie, Lou, Jonathan and Rachel. Gimme a break, it was nighttime, and I used the highest possible zoom to take this shot of Lincoln from Washington group photo! (Capitol Building in the background - there's a lovely reflecting pool in this shot, but of course you can't see it) surrounding the Washington Monument Still-life of delicious drinks at dinner. Rachel's front patio on an absolutely lovely Sunday morning Rachel and Lou visiting with the neighbor's cat Lou and Rachel over breakfast … did I mention that these lovely ladies have been friends for several years, and met in person for the first time this weekend? Rachel was kind enough to host all four of us in her cozy apartment, and take us to a famous bakery for breakfast. Then we headed back to Boston, and saw some lovely little houses and churches on our way back to the highway.