After we wrapped up our Spring doctor check-ups, we flew down to Washington, D.C. in order to visit our daughter, Madonna, and her husband, Josh. As the U.S. Capital, it is officially known as the “District of Columbia.” Prior to the arrival of the Europeans, various tribes of the Algonquin Nation had inhabited this area. Founded after the American Revolution, the District was created by the Residence Act of 1790 and given the name “Washington” as a tribute to our first president. It falls under the exclusive jurisdiction of Congress and is not part of any state. When the District was created, it did include the existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. As the home for all thee of our federal government branches, Washington plays host to 177 foreign embassies. While the supreme authority rests with Congress, the District is governed by an elected mayor and a thirteen member council. Washington has always been a fun place for us to visit.