I googled the Area 51 tour, looks great! I think DH would love to do that. I also never knew it existed but now I'd love to go out there and take a look around.
I also can't help with DC info as that's the place I got stumped on that resulted in wiping the East Coast completely off this next trip. It certainly isn't a budget-friendly place to stay. There are heaps of free activities but the accommodation was very expensive and DH turned his nose up at how many museums I had on the list of what to see.
8 months today for me. I remember when it was 8 months until the last trip, that was about when I decided to make a ticker. Next thing I knew, it was the day before! I'm sure time will fly by just as much as last time.
Plans for Alaska are coming together nicely
When I have exact dates for next September, I'll pop them on here for the list ... Hawaii, Seattle and Alaska - all US states so I get to stick around a little longer after all