On Tuesday, we toured the Capitol building. It was a really short tour and the guide didn't really give us any time to take pictures, but I managed under the pressure. I forgot how many statues they have in the capitol. So many statues. Lucky for you, I only had time to take pictures of a few of them and was almost left behind the tour group several times in the process. I'm not very good at tour groups; this is why we do not participate in organized vacations.
So far my very favorite place in D.C. is the U.S Botanic Gardens. We walked in at 4:38 and they close at 5 so we didn't have much time in there, but the time we did have was beautiful. Plus there were only three or four other people visiting. I really love being in big green houses, the kind you can get lost in because you can't see the other side. I breathe deeper of all the extra oxygen and smell the aromatic blooms and feel so tranquil. Time almost stops and it feels good. They also had peaceful trickling water and calming zen music playing. Every time we go to a place like this, I tell Forrest I want it and he heartily agrees to build me one just like it. Never mind the cost or maintenance requirements, someday we'll have a huge greenhouse. This was a really relaxing way to finish up a busy day of touring Capitol Hill.
I love D.C.