Congress returns next week after a much-deserved, five-week vacation — enjoyed, we trust, by all save for those few members who have competitive House and Senate races.
Some might criticize them for taking so much time off — considering how little they accomplished while they were here.
But let’s not forget that they were helping to preserve Washington’s hard-earned reputation as the No.1 vacationing city in the country, based on a survey released last week of vacation habits in 10 cities.
The survey by Harris Interactive for vacation club Inspirato found that Washington residents are the most likely to take a vacation, Chicagoans are the least likely.
The overall 10-city, five-year average percentage of residents who have taken a vacation showed that 73 percent of Washingtonians took yearly vacations, while only 55 percent of Chicagoans did so. The overall average was 64 percent. Here are the rankings:
1.Washington, D.C — 73 percent
2. San Francisco — 70 percent
3. Boston — 68 percent
4. Atlanta — 67 percent
5.Houston — 66 percent
6. New York/ Los Angeles — tied at 64 percent
8.Dallas-Forth Worth — 61 percent
9. Philadelphia — 57 percent
10. Chicago — 55 percent
All together now: We’re number one, we’re number one. . .