I went to DC today to pick up our passports, stamped with our China visas. To my delight, everything went smoothly! We're now good to go! I was in such a good mood that I decided to follow the GPS home, just for the entertainment value. I ended driving right through Washington DC to get to the freeway on the other side of town. It took me an extra half hour, but I learned something very important from that experience. NEVER go home that way again!