i had a hard time deciding on a destination for getaway girl this week. in the end, i decided on somewhere somewhat sentimental in honor of mother’s day: washington, d.c., where my mom lived when i was born. she loved being there the couple years she and my dad were there when she was about my age. the eating and the drinking, the history, the daytrips to monticello, walking through georgetown pregnant with me. things she still talks about and remembers fondly.
so, thanks to her, i love the city, too, for being big city and small town at the same time. come to think of it, my mom, grandma and i celebrated mother’s day there four years ago. wow, time flies.