Last week we had the most phenomenal visit from Dan’s parent’s D+P.  We’re so glad the Icelandic volcano calmed down and they were able to fly west safely. We showed them all the lovely local spots – from the charming antique shops of Middlesburg to the mighty marble monuments of DC to superb sushi at Ariake (get the Crispy Power Roll… yum!).  Nothing like having visitors come to town to make you appreciate all that your own “backyard” has to offer.

It was great getting to show them a taste of our live here since the only other time they visited was 4 years ago for our wedding so they didn’t have a chance to do much sight-seeing. We especially enjoyed walks, picnics and shopping around Lake Anne in Reston which opened their Farmer’s Market last Saturday (8am till noon every Saturday from now till October).  In DC, we went for a ride on a pedi-cab, meandered through the Bishop’s Garden of the National Cathedral (where Pietro photographed every last flower) and went on a heart-wrenching tour of the Holocaust Museum.  But as per usual the visit went by far far to fast. We’re hoping to entice them to move to one of the graceful lake-front houses in Reston but in the meantime we’re maximizing memories and anticipating this Christmas when we’ll be together again!

2 thoughts on “D+P

  1. Dear Dan & Anna We saw D& P today & loved the wonderful photos of their trip to Washington. We envy your weather, today has been sunny & warmish but all last week we were in single figures & it was vvery cold. We would love to visit your area again it looks so beautiful,hopefully we will again . Good luck with your new adventure, & congrats on the new flat, it looks a lovely spot. Love M & C & all the clan xx

  2. D+P aka Dan’s Mum and Dad had the holiday of a lifetime. We took lots of photos, but every moment is still alive and imprinted in our thoughts and hearts in glorious technicolour and 3D alongside sensations of warmth and peace. We loved being with you both and sharing in your lives. And the time spent with Anna’s family was great too. We miss you and all those wonderful trees! (oh, and the warmth…)

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