1. An evening cruise on the Potomac took us past the Washington Monument after dark. It was brightly lit and standing tall below a full moon. Our vantage point was peaceful compared to the bustling city and airport across the water.
2. It certainly is a cultural shock to go from mountains to mega-resort overnight like this. I'll enjoy all this metropolis has to offer and take solace knowing that in a few hours I can be back home again.
3. Standing on deck, laughing with friends; Steve searched out the dessert buffet and brought us all a sampling.