Probably the biggest event in a year of lovely happenings was my visit to Washington, DC... made possible by my dear friend Joanna (Bnana to you AOL folks). She lives a few minutes from Dulles Airport, so I flew in, she picked me up, and we spent a glorious week together as tourists. I had free room and board and a tour guide, to boot. Joanna is one of my "Internet" friends, met in the old chat room. We only skimmed the surface of things to see. I'd so love to get Cliff out there. He'd love the Smithsonian museums. However, it's highly unlikely.
Anyway, Joanna's hospitality was such a gift, and allowed me to do something I'd otherwise not have been able to do.
To read my journal entries from that time, start here. My blog was brand new.