I somehow wound up with two days off in a row this past week. I can't remember the last time that happened! The weather was pretty bad Tuesday so Mark and I stayed home and got caught up on some stuff around the house, but I wanted to get out and do something on Wednesday. It wound up being too cold to hike and too windy to fly, so we decided to head to DC instead. Did you know that they offer free tours of the Capitol Building?
The sun was streaming in the windows and you could see the columns outside. The Frieze of American History wraps around the entire circle below the windows; it starts with the landing of Columbus and ends with the Wright Brothers.
We passed John Boehner's office on the way back to the Rotunda. It's a shame he wasn't there actually working...it would be nice to know what the heck is going on with my job in the very near future. No worries, it's not like I need a paycheck or anything. Bah.
We finished wandering around fairly close to 5pm, and since traffic was absolutely awful on the way back we made our way over to Cassatt's in Arlington. It's a New Zealand cafe, and man did it make me miss NZ! As soon as they set my flat white (kind of like a latte) down on the table in a big old coffee cup I got homesick for the bakeries over there. The food was amazing; I had a pear walnut salad that tasted a lot like my mom's girly salad, and some chicken with coconut curry. I finished it all off with a warm brownie with ice cream. Heaven. :)