We had prebooked a tour of the US Capitol before we left on holiday, so arrived early.
The staging is down and renovations complete so the dome looked brand new, inside and out.
The guide said we were lucky as internal staging had only just been removed. Security were taking no chances..see extra.
After the tour we walked to the Jefferson Memorial, during the walk, a large noisy presidential looking chopper flew over. Could it have been Marine One? See extra.
During lunch we saw a bizarre sight..a couple arriving at the restaurant in a very small car with a St Bernard dog and parrot in tow. Very pet friendly. See extra.
In the evening we walked to the Adams Morgan neighbourhood for food and drink.