My grandmother had a great time. I'm sure all of this traveling is not easy for her--but I have a feeling she thinks the trip was worth whatever cost--physical or financial.
owenthomas did a good job "standing there and looking pretty!" No, I'm just kidding, Owen--you were a gracious host throughout the weekend, and I'm so glad to have you as my brother.
I could go on and on.
Anyway, I'm now on the train to D.C., so dindin, geminigirl, vvalkyri, lonebear, flyingwolf, christilyn, and all my other DC area friends, watch out!