Well, we took our trip to DC during Spring Break to go school/neighborhood/house hunting. We weren't super successful in finding a house, but we did find the schools and neighborhoods we were and were not interested in.
Travis is settled into our little trailer at Andrews AFB. He says it's not too bad. He has all the conveniences of home (except for a shower in the trailer. We had a water heater blow-out - but the campground showers are clean). There are a few other guys/gals there in the same situation. Living there until the summer when their families will join them. Travis is also getting some running in, so that's been nice to kill some of his time alone.
He's trying to get settled into his job/office. So far, he's been really busy just trying to get his desk situated. He didn't have a computer or phone when he first got there, and now that he has them, he's just getting them to be the way he needs and wants them to be. He has a really nice view from his cube. He can see into DC and across the river. So far, he thinks once he really starts his job, he's going to like it. It's a new challenge for him and he likes that.
The day we left, he found a house for us to rent. We thought about buying a house, but with the market the way it is, we didn't want to chance being stuck with a house out east when everyone knows, this family will be heading back out west as soon as possible. :) It looks like we'll be living in West Springfield. Close to Trader Joes, Ikea and even a Costco! woot. It's about 20 miles from Travis' office, which apparently translates into about half hour commute (we hope). I've been told that you don't go by mileage out there, you go by commute time. It's 27.2 miles to Renee's house, which I'm guessing will mean it is actually 40 minutes to her house. :)
While we were there, it was the Cherry Blossom Festival. We went into the city on the Full Bloom Day. It was beautiful. We also went to the Library of Congress. We'll be spending more time there, I'm sure. And in the city! Here are some pics of the trip.