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Washington DC Part Two
This is a post about the second part of our trip. Washington DC Part Two is about additional sight-seeing, including the US Capitol.
Last post brought up the mother of all bloody noses. Ended up in the Emergency Department of Washington Hospital Center. Here is a link to the Hospital. As a result, Thursday became a very quiet day with thoughts of going home earlier. Because we had planned the trip and I felt better on Friday, decided to stay. Certainly didn’t feel the greatest but mostly could see the museums and just not talk very much. Now we are staying, nose packing and all! Washington DC Part Two continues! (Besides, it was cool and raining all day Thursday.)
Back up to Air and Space Museum
This is from Washington DC Part One, not Washington DC Part Two.
Here is a link to a video showing the air traffic control system shutting down all air traffic over the US on 9-11. (The video quality could be better but it’s important so included it.)
Therefore, we go back to Washington DC Part Two.
Several months before arrival, we made application to visit the White House, the Capitol and the FBI. We didn’t get approval for the FBI. (I think they found out about me!) As a result, today is the day for the US Capitol! My first event after my traumatic health issue, continuing our Washington DC Part Two.
US Capitol visit
Call Uber about one hour early. Takes about 20 minutes to get there. But the Congressman’s office had Schwann’s Ice Cream! (If you aren’t a Minnesota resident, you probably don’t know about them. Trying to buy our vote?)
On with the Capitol tour
We met our tour leader, a member of our Congressman’s staff. In addition, we meet the other tour members. A couple from Maple Grove and a couple from Brooklyn Park. Another gentleman formerly worked for the Congressman and he brought two friends. Finally, after the obligatory introductions, we head out. Furthermore, there are tunnels to the Capitol from the House and Senate offices but it’s a beautiful day so we go outside.
Pictures and tour information
Continue with pictures from the Capitol
Here is a link to an article that gives much more detail about this painting.
Henry Mower Rice is a key person in Minnesota history. Rather than try to explain it, here is a link to information about him.
Because more information is obtained than anticipated, we leave the post as is and move on to Washington DC Part Three. Next up, Museum of American History, the International Spy Museum and the Newseum.
The Driveby Tourist