I was going to send this message to a number of you privately since it really has nothing directly to do with AWADTalk, but when I realised the number I'd have to PM, I decided to risk the Wrath of AnnaS and do it here

I just finished the Washington, D.C. installment and I must warn you--there is a groupie in the making!

You picked a hot day to visit but I can see it has not fried the wordy part of your brain...still wonderful, still evocative images!
So I thank my lucky star that on that momentous day Tuesday, April 24 16:23:19 2001 you decided to risk life and limb to share your travel journals with us.
May the god of travel keep a very good eye on you and protect you from all travelling harm