We spent a lot of time lounging around, playing games, checking up on social networking, email, etc. I uploaded my pictures from the previous day and proceeded to friend everyone in the group on facebook. We finally left the house mid-afternoon and discovered how humid it was, thankful we went and saw the monuments the day before.
We rode the metro into D.C. in our “fancy” clothing since we were planning on sitting in on a house of representatives meeting. Fortunately, our metro station dropped us off right in front of Taylor’s dad’s office so we didn’t have to endure the humidity too much. We entered another beautiful marble building and walked through the long hallway and up a spiral staircase. Apparently when Jeff, Taylor’s dad, started his job and was trying to find his office, he was told that it doesn’t exist. He’s also had at least one tour group walk in, not realizing it was an office. He told us his plan for the afternoon, gave us visitor badges, and we were off.
All the buildings on Capitol Hill are connected by a series of tunnels that allow staff members to easily access them. Jeff had advised that we not take purses and try to minimize the amount of stuff we carried to make it easier to move around. We were all pretty hungry at that point and so he took us to the staff cafeteria, which was about to close for the day. After finishing our meal, we made our way back towards the Capitol.
Throughout our walking tour we passed through a lot of the same rooms. And rather than bore you with describing the places we saw, I’ll show you the pictures.
As before, you can see more pictures here.
After we got home and had dinner – the chili and cauliflower – Taylor and I got to work making the pies. It was a little bit of a challenge since we didn’t have a big food processor, which is what I use to make the pie, but a little handheld one. We figured out a good system and managed to make two yummy looking pies. Because they were made from tofu we had to let them harden in the fridge before consuming. After we finished, it was time to relax, play some games and just hang out before bed.