I am a native of the greater Washington, DC area. I have lived in both Maryland and Virginia and now live in VA and work in MD. I know the metrorail system well! My philosophy of life is, "What, me worry?" (remember that icon Alfred E. Newman?). I believe in always having two categories of books around: (1) books I have enjoyed reading and (2) books I'm looking forward to reading. I enjoy a quiet, comfortable, beautiful home environment that includes the beauty of nature. That's why I like the mature trees in my neighborhood and outside my windows so much. Happy travels!