Last week, we took off a couple of days and had an incredible long weekend visiting our nation’s capital and catching up with friends.
Wednesday we spent a day on The Hill. We enjoyed a private tour of the capital with one of our senator’s aides, got to see a role call in the Senate, stump speeches in the House, our Senators’ and Representative’s offices and got to ride in the Senate train!
Thursday, we took a field trip out to Arlington National Cemetery. One of our friends works at the National Archives so we went on a search for some of the soldiers she is researching. We also watched the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. For lunch, we enjoyed a picnic on the porch of Arlington House (formerly Robert E Lee’s house) overlooking the Potomac and the National Mall.
Thursday evening, we attended Evensong at the National Cathedral sung by the Boys Choir. The National Cathedral is open to tourists during the day for an admission price of $12 but it is free to attend a service, so we did that instead.
Friday and Saturday we enjoyed walking around Georgetown, the Holocaust Museum and catch up with our friends. On our way to Dulles Airport, we stop in at the Air and Space Museum before heading home Sunday night.