Subject: Upcoming Washington D.C. trip
Hello Ziners,

We're off to Washington D.C. for five days in the beginning of December. I've been there a few times before and have seen the major sights, e.g. all the museums on the Mall, Arlington Natl. Cemetary, the White House, etc. Now I'm curious about those less commonly visited sights. Anybody been to the new Intl. Spy Museum? How about Frederick Douglass' home Cedar Hill? Anybody been to the Trompe L'Oeil exhibit at the National Gallery of Art ? Dumbarton Oaks?

I fully intend to return to the Phillips Museum so as to gaze at Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party for an hour or so and take in the special exhibit of Pierre Bonnard's works. Likewise with Frederic Edwin Church's Morning in the Tropics at the National Gallery. I almost feel as if I can step right into his landscapes. These two are an absolute must whenever I return to D.C.

Well, if anybody has some D.C. favorites to suggest I'm all ears.

John in the scorching heat of Southern California