Hi Carrie, you still there?
Erin lives in 'Newport News', Virginia. That is (I think) about 2 - 3 hours south of DC.
The reason we were looking at meeting in DC was because I am not going to know when I will be free while in Virginia because of Erin being due to give birth either just before we arrive or just after we get there. She may well be 2 weeks late or something and we would need to hang around there a bit longer, but if on time then my time could well be taken up solely either at the hospital or being a very possessive nanny for the couple of weeks we currently plan to be there.
We think at this point in time we will be flying home from there. Jarrod's father wants us to spend time with them in Phoenix but dh is thinking that may have to wait until the next trip because of going to Vietnam and Ireland before hitting the US and that he will be pretty tired and 'over' travelling by then....but that could change over the next 5 months and if so, then we would be only 6 hrs drive from you, but as I say, I can't count on that this trip.
Think DC is central for those travelling south from Michigan way or North from Carolina way, I know you are on the other side of the States and would probably have to fly? or does Amtrak go across there?