My parents are the best! For my birthday present I'm going to DC! My dad goes to Washington often for business and I always beg him to let me go but he always said no because it conflicted with school and he would be in meetings all the time. But yesterday, he called me and asked if for my birthday I'd want to go with him to DC at the end of October!!!!!!!! I AM SO EXCITED. I've already started planning everything I'm going to see and do and eat (yes eat- restaurants are a vital part of the experience). Anyway, if any one has any advice I'd love to hear it. I'll be wandering around DC all by myself for 5 days! YAY!