Two old fogies on foot in Washington
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Today we found our way to the bus stop, got on the right bus that took us about 7 miles to the train/subway station and we made our way into downtown Washington, D.C. It didn't take as long as we thought it might and we had a couple of hours to look around before meeting up with one of our good TravBuddy friends, Andy (Andy99). We walked from the subway station to the Mall where we could get a few pictures and try to figure out just how much of the area we could see. Unfortunately, the area is much larger than we'd like so walking the whole thing is out of the question. Then we made our way over the the Library of Congress to meetup with Andy. Little did we know that there are three buildings that make it up. We called him and he made his way to where we were and we walked to a nice place to have lunch.
Sizzling Express was his choice for lunch. Several blocks to walk, but very worth while. The unusual part of it was that as a buffet style place they charge you by the weight of your plate. Lunch was $7.49 per pound. I thought I was eating light but the scale told me other wise. :) You can see the pictures.
On the way back towards the Capitol, which is only a couple of blocks from where Andy works we ran across a car that just screamed at us that it was owned by Steve Martin. See the picture of the license plate to see why.
We couldn't go into the Capitol due to the bag I was carrying. I had food and water in it and they wouldn't allow that.
We made our way around a few more places and got more pictures before wearing out for the day and making our way back to the subway and bus and our hotel.
After resting for an hour or so we made our way to an Italian Restaurant near the hotel for a dinner of Fettucini Alfredo with grilled Chicken breast and a salad.