In summertime, many Washingtonians take responsibility and throw it out the window. They surrender to the heat and humidity, pack up the family, and let summer turn Washington into a small, sleepy town. Those who stay behind inherit the town that Newport might be in February. Those who flee inherit the wind, the ocean, the mountains, fresh air and a new style of living at their home away from home.
Here are some second residences and owners whose escapes this summer are guaranteed.
National Gallery director J. Carter Brown and his wife, Pamela, have "Little River Farm" in Middleburg, Va.
Retailer Charles Camalier and his wife, Anne, go to "Braidlea" in Willsboro, N.Y., although they have four vacation homes from which to choose.
Real estate developer Oliver Carr and his wife, Martha, choose Nantucket, Mass., for their summer home.
Former assistant secretary of defense Henry Catto and his wife, Jessica, publisher of the Washington Journalism Review, have their second home in Aspen, Colo.
Rhode Island Sen. Claiborne Pell and his wife, Nuala, spend summers at "Pelican Ledge" in Newport, R.I.
Denna Clark, who calls her Washington home "Arcadia I," goes to "Arcadia II" in Annapolis.
OAS Secretary General Alejandro Orfila and his wife, Helga, go to Middleburg, Va., having just sold their place in Jamaica.
Export-Import Bank president William Draper and his wife, Phyllis, have a second home in Atherton, Calif.
Columnist Rowland Evans and his wife, Katherine, have a getaway in Woodville, Va.
Columnist Clayton Fritchey and his wife, Polly, go to "Locust Hill Farm" in Galena, Md.
Lawyer and financier Najeeb Halaby and his wife, Jane, have a place near Crestone, Colo., called "Casamor."
Jeffrey Ellis, co-owner of Ridgewell's, and his wife, Libby, have a 42-foot boat anchored on the Chesapeake.
Averell and Pamela Harriman head to Sun Valley, Idaho.
Petroleum lobbyist Frank Ikard and his wife, Jayne, have a home on Martha's Vineyard in Edgartown, Mass.
Columnist Joseph Kraft and his wife, Rhonda, head for the Hamptons in Wainscott, N.Y.
Lawyer-diplomat Sol Linowitz and his wife, Toni, call "Bristol House" their second home in Canandaigua, N.Y.
Hotel-restaurant magnate J. Willard Marriott and his wife, Alice, have a compound called the "The Anchorage" in Mirror Lake, N.H.
Art collector and philanthropist Paul Mellon and his wife, Rachel (Bunny), have a place on Cape Cod in Osterville, Mass.
Laughlin Phillips, director of the Phillips Collection, and his wife, Jennifer, have a place in Vineyard Haven, Mass.
Secretary of the Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley and his wife, Mary, have many exotic birds on their land at "Paddling Ponds" in Litchfield, Conn.
Bill Graves, adventure editor at National Geographic, and his wife, Joyce, have a home in Chilmark on Martha's Vineyard, Mass.
Writer Susan Mary Alsop has a house in Northeast Harbor, Maine.
Lobbyist-lawyer Robert Strauss and his wife, Helen, get away in Del Mar, Calif.
White House press secretary Sheila Tate and her husband, William, go to the family place in Stone Harbor, N.J.
Archivist of the United States Robert Warner and his wife, Eleanor, have their vacation home in Harbor Springs, Mich.
Lawyer Edward Bennett Williams and his wife, Agnes, have a home in Edgartown, Mass., on Martha's Vineyard.
Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke used to have a home in Martha's Vineyard, but he says he is so busy with the Redskins that he now spends his summers in Carlisle, Pa., along with the Smurfs and Hogs.
Author Roger Wilkins and his wife, Patricia King, have access to his parents' place on Carp Lake in Michigan.
Author Honoria Donnelly and her husband, William, have a second home in East Hampton, N.Y.
Presidential adviser Jim Baker and his wife, Susan, own land near San Antonio, in Pearsall, Tex. But because there is no home on their range, they summer in Houston with his mother in the house where he grew up.
Former secretary of defense James Schlesinger and his wife, Rachel, have a rustic cabin in Front Royal, Va.
The dry-cleaning Bergmann family, headed by Anna Mae Bergmann, have a weekend getaway on Rhodes River, Md., near Annapolis. There are eight cottages occupied by family members William Prigg, Paul and Helena Travers, Buddy Laucher, F. A. Bergmann and Mrs. Harry Bergmann.
Restauranteur Dominque D'Ermo searches for wildlife at his vacation home in Chestertown, Md.
Giulio and Angela Santillo, owners of Tiberio and Terrazza restaurants, have a condominium in Miami Beach. Fla.
Virginia Gov. Charles Robb and his wife, Lynda, go to Camp Pendleton, the governor's summer residence in Virginia Beach, Va.
Jeweler Madame Wellington owns a hotel, Smuggler's Beach Lodge, in South Yarmouth, Mass., on Bass River on Cape Cod.
Presidential candidate Walter F. Mondale and his wife Joan, have their second home in North Oaks, Minn.
Saks-Jandel's Val Cook and her husband, Philip, have a retreat in Greensboro, Vt.
One of Clyde's two owners, John Laythan and his wife, Ginger, have a home in Nantucket Island, Mass.
Those who work together can also vacation together, as do American Cafe owners Bob Giaimo, James Sullivan and Mark Caraluzzi. They co-own a cabin in the mountains in Gaysville, Vt., near Killington.
Philanthropist Catherine Jouett Shouse spends every chance she gets at her place "Peach Blossom Creek" in Easton, Md.
Authors Michael and Nina Straight summer in Chilmark, Mass.
Vice President George Bush and his wife, Barbara, choose Kennebunkport, Maine, for their summer place.