Since we got done so early, we of course stopped off at Starbuck's before heading up to the Capitol for a tour as well as a visit to the Library of Congress. Both of which were firsts for Dad & Mom.
On Sat. we decided to take them on a ride through the countryside, and since we had enjoyed Middleburg so much we made a short stop there. We did do something different while we were in the area though, there are alot of wineries around Middleburg, so why not?? Let's stop for a wine tasting!! Chrysalis winery is a good size winery and they had some delicious wine, one which we decided to buy & bring home with us! From there we went out to dinner at our favorite restaurant; Clydes at Willow Creek! YUM!!!
Sunday we thought we better take a day off, but on Monday found us back in DC exploring a new area down the hill from Georgetown called, Washington Harbor. We had lunch at one of the restaurants along the Potomac River, then took a short boat ride.
Afterwards we headed in to see the Old Post Office Pavilion built in 1899, which has a 315 foot tower with 360 degree views of the city. The tower also houses the Official United States Bells of Congress, a bicentennial gift from England celebrating the end of the Revolutionary War. The Washington Ringing Society sounds the Bells every Thursday evening and on special occasions.
Thanks, Dad & Mom!!!