We landed at the Baltimore-Washington Airport and picked up our car. Note: it's much easier to just fly into Dulles or Reagan because getting to and from this airport is a hassle to deal with if you're going to be in D.C. most of the time! To get there from D.C. via public transportation would take 2 and 1/2 hours, and they don't run earlier than 5 AM. Check out here for more info.
A.J. and I decided to start off our trip with a visit to the D.C. LDS Temple which is technically in Kensington, MD, about 35 mins from D.C. We found this temple to be extremely unique and grand on the outside, and simple on the inside. A very beautiful and wheelchair accessible temple. The session was delightful as always but admittedly, we fought to stay awake, still tired from our flight. The heat and humidity here is intense. It doesn't help an already tired camper... Beware of sweat!
There is a super awesome transport system to get people to and from the metro (a system funded and operated by some brothers who are willing to offer up their time for church members). Their number is given out in wards, so just ask around and text them.
Then, we headed over to our hotel in Arlington, VA. It took a long while to get everywhere as we kept getting lost and lost and lost. Note: update your GPS ahead of time to get the most current roads and gas states, etc. (that is only and option if your GPS has a progressive feature included in the system, where you can update it again and again). Exhausting but worth it!