and I hope she wasn’t disappointed!
We had a tour time of 10:30am but for some reason that tour was cancelled and they fitted us into the 10am tour – just as well we were there early enough to join that one! 14 years living in DC and I’ve never been inside the Capitol before. I think I was a little disappointed with the tour as I was expecting more technical/historical information than our guide provided but the “space” of the Capitol and Dome is pretty impressive. .
This covering is called the “donut” and it’s in place while the Dome is renovated. It’s to stop bits & pieces falling down onto the tourists. We had a really pleasant, though disgustingly unhealthy lunch break, (coffee & a radioactive-red cupcake for me and coffee & cheetahs & M&M’s for MT) in the Capitol restaurant and then we took the tunnel to the Library of Congress. WOW! Next time I need to take a guided tour of this place .
Past the National Archives ……. And past the US Naval Memorial Plaza as we headed to the train home…. On Sunday MT headed out to do her own exploring while I did boring things like washing and working. On Monday morning it was up early for poor MT as the manservant & I had to be at our respective offices by 8am so she had a bit of a wait before her flight. I hope she enjoyed her stay and the sights of DC. Here we are with the National Mall and Washington Monument in the background….