We are wrapping up another wonderful weekend. Our friends Joe and Anna came out for a three-day visit. Friday afternoon we went to the National Zoo in D.C. We saw the pandas gorging themselves on bamboo, apes and orangutans doing weird things, and a pair of lions roaring at one another. Saturday we went to the National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. It is a larger visitor center located near Dulles International Airport and contains many awesome aircraft that they don’t have room for at the Air and Space Museum on the National Mall. Highlights included the space shuttle Enterprise (the one used for glide testing), the Enola Gay (the plane that dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima), and an SR-71 Blackbird (the Mach 3 spy plane). Branden and Joe had lots of fun; Anna and Elise did a good job of not acting bored. (Elise actually said that this one was more interesting than the one at the National Mall.)
Not much new on the house-hunting front. We submitted an offer on another townhome shortly after our last blog post. After a week we found out we had been out-bid again. Now that the April 30 deadline has past for the $8,000 tax credit, there are not nearly as many properties on the market. As of right now, there is nothing in our price range in the region we wish to live. We will just have to wait for more to become available.