I think nothing has really changed about DC over the years!
However, this is the first visit I made where attending daily mass was on my to-do list. (I have attended holy day masses in DC.) I didn’t get a chance this year because of work. We were very compressed in the scheduling department. I noticed that there is no 7 a.m. or 8 a.m. mass like we have at home. There were very few places offering noon mass, and that was my hope. I will stick it on my to-do list for next time.
We were staying near the very large Gonzaga High School complex. No access to the church, which I thought was odd. I tried. But I understand when students are involved, there are safety issues. Evidently there is 7:30 daily mass, and the chapel (unsure of location in the complex) is “frequently available for quiet prayer,” so maybe I should have tried a different door. Calling during school hours wasn’t very feasible. Maybe they could get info on the sign for me by next year.
Another to-do list item on this trip was eating at an NDFU restaurant, which I was excited to do my first night with our next door neighbor’s daughter! Here is the silverware at Founding Farmers, Foggy Bottom:
I’d also like to have free time with more pleasant weather because the trees on the Capitol Grounds have great signage and it looks like a cool specimen collection, many of them with a story. I also found a lime tree — pinned it with Falling Fruit!