I’m the first person to rag on where I live. The DC area is far from perfect. It’s congested and uppity. I tend to regard hometown pride with the same disaffection art students carry towards school pep rallies. While I loved London more than any place I’ve ever lived, I’ll tell you point blank, on a Saturday night, London stinks of piss.
HOWEVER … in the autumn, DC simply can’t be beat. The DC metropolitan is the most beautiful this time of year and because we have mountains and farms a stone’s throw away so you simply cannot lose. So if you’re ever to come and visit Agathe (and I know that you will), keep this time period in mind when buying your ticket.