Two old fogies on foot in Washington

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On the Metro headed into Washington from Alexandria.

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.

We could see a few landmarks already.

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.

travelman727 says:
Another great day for you and Judy :-D
Posted on: May 23, 2010
jethanad says:
You shure did a lot in one day and you had the best guide for DC, Andy himself

next time give yopurself more time, there is a lot more in DC
Posted on: May 22, 2010
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On the Metro headed into Washingto…
On the Metro headed into Washingt…
We could see a few landmarks alrea…
We could see a few landmarks alre…
Two in this shot.
Two in this shot.
Coming out of the Metro.
Coming out of the Metro.
The first sculpture we saw.
The first sculpture we saw.
At the National Mall looking towar…
At the National Mall looking towa…
Zoomed in a little.
Zoomed in a little.
Looking the other direction is the…
Looking the other direction is th…
Back into the subway I had to take…
Back into the subway I had to tak…
A moment later the subway came.
A moment later the subway came.
It really is a pretty area.
It really is a pretty area.
The front of one of the three buld…
The front of one of the three bul…
We went in the lobby.
We went in the lobby.
The salad and fruit available at S…
The salad and fruit available at …
More of the large selection.
More of the large selection.
More of the large selection.
More of the large selection.
Some of the drinks available.
Some of the drinks available.
We ate lunch with Andy (Andy99)
We ate lunch with Andy (Andy99)
His plate
His plate
My wifes plate
My wife's plate
My plate
My plate
The bar area at the left. The hot …
The bar area at the left. The hot…
Sizzling Express
Sizzling Express
We saw that Steve Martins car was…
We saw that Steve Martin's car wa…
Our first shot near the back of th…
Our first shot near the back of t…
Proof that we were there with Andy…
Proof that we were there with And…
The oldest of the three Libraries …
The oldest of the three Libraries…
Notice the busts in the facade.
Notice the busts in the facade.
Watch soon for Andys bust to appe…
Watch soon for Andy's bust to app…
A nice fountain down in the front.
A nice fountain down in the front.
A slightly closer shot.
A slightly closer shot.
Another shot of the oldest Library…
Another shot of the oldest Librar…
Plaque in front
Plaque in front
As we walked a little closer to th…
As we walked a little closer to t…
Closer still
Closer still
The we walked on down to the Supre…
The we walked on down to the Supr…
And back across the street to see …
And back across the street to see…
Getting up close now.
Getting up close now.
With the House on one side ...
With the House on one side ...
and the Senate on the other.
and the Senate on the other.
Around in front this is one side o…
Around in front this is one side …
The trees block the view but you c…
The trees block the view but you …
Another closer look at the front.
Another closer look at the front.
One of several statues.
One of several statues.
Another statue.
Another statue.
Another try at the Capitol
Another try at the Capitol
Two travelers who had just ridden …
Two travelers who had just ridden…
The sun shining thru a window caus…
The sun shining thru a window cau…
More of the suns reflected light s…
More of the suns reflected light …
When I backed out you can see the …
When I backed out you can see the…
This was a straight up shot at the…
This was a straight up shot at th…
In the Atrium were four boats, wit…
In the Atrium were four boats, wi…
Another sculpture in the Indian Mu…
Another sculpture in the Indian M…
Outside was this sculpture.
Outside was this sculpture.
The building is very different.
The building is very different.
Another shot of the architecture.
Another shot of the architecture.
A nice water feature at the Museum
A nice water feature at the Museum
On the other side were a few scupt…
On the other side were a few scup…
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