There were a few reasons I wanted to visit D.C. this past weekend but the #1 reason was to visit my good friend Maura – the one who ran the Paris Marathon with me. She recently moved and BOUGHT A HOUSE! My other friend Emma has been living there for the good part of last year and it was about time I went to visit them both. Four of us from NYC picked out a weekend and scheduled our various forms of transportation. Jackie and Jess were smart and snagged trains when they were around a decent price range, probably $100 each way if I remember correctly. I was in procrastination mode and waited until they got to $200 and refused to pay that much.