And what luck I had! I found some (comparatively) cheap tickets with ideal departure and arrival times. But best of all, we got non-stop flights both ways! I don't think I've ever been so lucky as to fly from here to Maryland directly. The only catch is we'll be flying into Dulles International, which is a bit harder to get to than BWI, my usual destination. But, hey, I won't be doing the driving.
The tickets cost $726.