We started at the National Botanic Gardens Conservatory. It was right across the street from the Capitol building.
Pete got a chance to take more macro photos of the plants. They had a whole room full of orchids that was a quite a sight and smell!
We took a tour at the Bureau of Printing and Engraving. They don't allow photos on their tour, but we got to see a few printing presses where they were making $1 and $20 notes. One amusing part of the tour was the collection of signs that were on the various printing, cutting and sorting machines and usually near large stacks of currency. They said things like "The Buck Starts Here" and "Have you ever been so close, and yet so far?", "Imagine how I feel, I printed my lifetime salary today!"
The Smithsonian Institution has 16 museums in and around Washington D.C. We chose the National Museum of American History. It is a huge building that comprised three floors of exhibits. Here are some of the things we saw that we enjoyed:
The other great part about our trip to Washington D.C. is that our campground has a service from LinkSpot where we were able to get wireless broadband internet from our house. We hope they do well and get coverage in lots of campgrounds soon!