My parents live 2 miles from my dad's work in downtown Washington D.C.
A couple of months ago my dad told my mom to pick anywhere in the world that she wanted to go for about 5 days. The thought of ANYWHERE was appealing until you start subtracting travel days. So - they settled on Cancun, Mexico. My dad used points and mileage and they left yesterday.
They didn't want to stay in DC and fight the crowds. If you can get on a subway - you won't get off...is what dad would say. Plus a good excuse to go travel.
I get one quick text from my mom yesterday after they had arrived at their hotel:
"Mom pushed the red button in customs. It was a bad start. Hotel is beautiful."
I can't wait to hear the rest!!