|I did a grayline tour called "DC in a day" which left from Union Station at 9:00 am.|
|The first stop was our State Capitol building.|
|The grounds were beautiful, well maintained, and well guarded.|
|Note the guard standing here.|
|We did a free guided tour which was excellent. There were several rules almost all related to security.|
|The art in this building alone was worth the entry.|
|Obviously photography was allowed including flash.|
|The famous Indian Princess who helped Louis and Clark navigate through Indian country.|
|The Rotunda was awesome.|
|I became friends with this couple from
Australia. He was a retired fire captain from a large city. Both he an his wife were a real kick and they both saved me from getting lost more than once.
|This is our National Arboretum a really neat place.|
|it was really steamy in here however.|
|Yours truly at one of the memorials on the tour.|
|I was really tired by the time we reached the Smithsonian Natural History Museum.|
|The specimen was huge, note the human next to him.|
They are sill cleaning up fossils and bones here. It reminds me of the TV show named "Bones".
My tour ended here because I missed my bus. This museum actually had two exits and I waited at the wrong one, Fortunately I was able to get on another open air Grayline bus to Union Station.