We've been planning this for a few years now, but we made it official yesterday. We got our plane tickets (my first flight, but not Daisy's) and our Airbnb (first time for all of us there) reserved. My brother is stationed in D.C. this year so we were able to convince my mother to join us so she could visit him. It's more comforting on a "big scary trip" to have more people with you. It's a very short flight from Greenville, SC to D.C. so things are pretty reasonable. I also found it wonderful yesterday when I found out that the Smithsonian museums (more than you could remember off hand) and its zoo don't require even a penny to enjoy. Daisy is pretty excited, and despite my slight nervousness (I don't like the actual "traveling" part of traveling) I'm excited as well. It will be in the first week of May.