We got up but were in no rush. Our tour of the Capitol wasn’t until 12:30. We got on the subway towards the Capitol and then went into the Library of Congress. The artwork is amazing and we tagged along with a tour to the gallery that overlooked the main reading room. I would recommend this building to everyone who comes to Washington.
We then went to the Capitol for our tour. The dome is being restored so there is scaffolding and cloths on the inside to protect everyone and everything. I should mention that we walked all the tunnels under the Capitol and Library of Congress looking for breakfast. We finally found a Subway and a Dunkin Donuts. After we ate we continued on. The Capital tour was nice, but more like a civics lesson.
Then we went on to the Smithsonian. We went to the Air and Space Museum. Way too much stuff to take pictures. Way too much to see in a day. However; the weather was a little better- still windy- but not so cold. We decided to return to the hotel for free wine at happy hour. I have to tell you the escalator up from the subway was huge. It reminded me of London. Also we had dinner at the hotel. Tomorrow we are going to try and get tickets for a tour of the White House garden so we have to be up and out early. Will let you know how successful we are.