I've blogged about my first look at New England fall foliage here and here. But our first stop on the Trip to Beautiful was Takoma Park, Maryland, to visit my sweet brother Damon and his partner, Mark. Takoma Park is about 20 minutes from Washington D. C., so I figured it was high time to see the White House. We only had one full day in D. C., which is no time at all when you consider all there is to see. Here's what I saw.