A DC Day: The Capitol & The Library of Congress

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First of all, to anyone who is still here — sorry about that unintentionally long blogging break. We traveled for the holidays, and then when we got home I started a new job with a cruise line, which included a business trip at the end of my first week. It’s been a whirlwind! But I’m excited for a year of new adventures, and I’m excited to try to keep sharing them with you all here (as much as time allows). So without further ado, here’s some belated coverage of our holiday travels!

This year we visited Matt’s family in Virginia for the holidays, which allowed us to get in some quality time with family we don’t see much AND have a few days to explore some fun places in Virginia and Washington DC. One of the first fun things we did in DC was tour the Capitol Building, followed by some time spent exploring the Library of Congress. Both buildings were absolutely gorgeous, I love that they both have such a European feel. I would have loved to explore the Library of Congress even more, but unfortunately you need a pass to wander through the actual library portion. I think they’re easy enough to get, but we decided to just visit through the exhibits this time around. And our tour guide at the Capitol Building was super — he knew everything about the history of the US — it definitely put me to shame and made me wish I had paid better attention in high school civics! Here are some of our favorite shots from the day:

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Linking up with Anna from Slightly Astray for #TravelTuesday!

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2 Responses to “A DC Day: The Capitol & The Library of Congress”

  1. Sara @ SARA SEES January 27, 2016 at 5:56 am #

    I haven’t been to DC in ages but recently I’ve been itching to go back (especially after my parents returned from their Christmas trip there and had nothing but good things to say!)

    All of the museums and government buildings are so beautiful, so elegant, and so fun to tour!

    Looks like you had a great time!

    • Andrea February 8, 2016 at 9:51 pm #

      It was a great trip! It really made me realize what a cool city DC is, and I definitely want to go back for a longer visit someday!

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