we got tickets to tour the capitol through our state representative's office, which we liked a lot, because then we had one of the interns give us a guided tour, and we didn't wander aimlessly. It was quite a bit longer than we thought, about 3 hours, but really interesting!
through a skylight, from underground
tilt your head...apparently when i tried to turn it, it didn't work...commemorative of the cornerstone laid by George Washington
view from the balcony of the capitol. Currently the Mall (large greenspace, reflecting pool etc) are being refurbished, trying to have them done by the time elections are done i believe.
inside the rotunda
LARGE memorial sign erected to the passengers of flight 93
we went to several Smithsonian Museums...it's so great that all of them are free, you just have to go through metal detectors before you go in:) we went to the National Air and Space Museum
hello random guy in our picture....
we went to the Museum of Natural History
inspiration for Rexy in Night at the Museum
the Hope Diamond
Tucson Meteorite (sign about it above, meteorite below)
we also went to the American History Museum, which i don't think i got any pictures of...i may have been running out of steam by the time we went there:):)
we had a bunch of very fun, very full days!
the next day we went to the Holocaust museum...thoughts about that, next time:)