Our first stop was to the Australian Embassy (not the most impressive building on the block) where we were able to cast Postal votes for the coming Australian Federal election. Then we wandered, down Massachusetts Avenue, then past the Corcoran Galley (it is closed on Tuesdays) with an Ansel Adams exhibition, around the White House and on to the National Archives where we got distracted from our sightseeing.
We spent the rest of the day there. Tom found a bit more information about the indexes to some of his great uncle Dalys' naturalisation records while Ruth found that the Archives hold records about Lighthouses so applied for some of that information to be pulled and waiting for her tomorrow. We are hoping to find more information about the great uncle who worked for the Coast Guard for 32 years.
The Metro runs frequently, especially at peak hour which is when we travelled home. We even managed to get seats. More than half of the trip is underground; we only surface about 5 stops from the end of the line, which is our destination.
This morning Linda drove us to Shady Grove Metro station where we went to go though the barriers until we realised there were dozens of people standing looking at the clock. We worked out there was 1 minute to go until it was "off peak" so we too waited until the time was 9:30 before using our tickets for the first time.