Jan 19, 2011

Always a Tourist in Washington, DC

The sister and brother-in-law came for a visit earlier this month and rang in the new year with us! I served as their unlicensed tour guide and we visited a number of spots I have been to many times over the last year and some new spots. It's nice to always feel like there are new and unique things to do in the city you live in!

Across from the Ford's Theatre and next to the Patterson House is Lincoln's Waffle Shop!! Classy.

We visited the National Mall and saw the sunset over Lincoln Memorial.

Enjoyed lunch and oysters at Old Ebbitt Grill.

We took a tour of the US Capitol. It was my first visit there and thought it was an excellent thing to do. The amount of artwork in the Capitol is amazing. If I worked there, I would feel like I worked in a museum.

The painting at the top of the dome depicts George Washington as a deity, which I found slightly disturbing.  

But the trompe d'oeil work going around the interior of the dome is magnificent.

My sister and brother-in-law were enthralled with the native squirrel population. 

Their last chilly night was capped off with a visit to the FDR memorial. Good night, Fala!

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