I'm back from DC, and back at work today. At home I have the start of a more comprehensive LJ post, but I'll just say as a start that it's nice to be back, the drives to and from DC were surprisingly easy, the FDR Memorial is highly recommended - a liberal Mecca. Fireworks in DC were surprisingly mellow, probably largely because we watched from way over by FDR. It's not on the mall, but a short walk, over towards Thomas Jefferson. The wedding was fantastic, and the reception was also a cruise up the Potomac and back. It was good to see Brad and Scott again; I've lost contact with too many high school friends. I should see if I can track down Bill, Brian, or Will, sometime.
All in all, an excellent weekend. Pentagon City is an extremely convenient area to stay in for a DC visit. I recommend it.