If the United States was where I was to remain for the time being (until the last week of August to be precise), I could not have been more grateful to see DC. While some were concerned about my sudden bursts of adrenaline from taking in so much history in one city, I was able to pull myself together enough to calmly observe and admire.
The funny thing is when I returned many offered their apologies for my original trip being canceled. It would be difficult for me to be upset though when I so generously received two trips out of one. Moreover, it never really occurred to me what I was missing out on. Sometimes the Earth quakes, oceans storm, and volcanos blow. That's life. All we can ever do is go along with it.