By the way, I am deeply in love with this DC Metro map that uses Google to show actual streets (not theoretical station locations) and can zoom in and out, etc. And I don’t want to leave out the very helpful Station Masters Online, which I have been using for years.
And in case you’re wondering, DC is fine. Since my new employer doesn’t put me up in hotels like a rock star, I am staying with my wonderful friend Rickie and commuting on the Metro like everyone else. I really enjoy my little part-time life as a metropolitan city dweller, but also I love that I get to go back to my cozy home after a few days of it each month.