Our game against the Capitals wasn’t until 7:00 pm, so we weren’t expected back at the hotel until 5:00 pm to get our tickets and board the bus to the arena. The Verizon Center wasn’t far from the hotel, but since it was cold out, and it was also safety in numbers, we decided riding the bus was a better option.
We kicked off our first full day by getting up at 7:00 am. The Ducks catered breakfast in the hotel conference room, and our first day consisted of eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, fruit, and a medley of pastries.
That really helped fuel our day, as we had an 8:15 appointment at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and then a 2:30 pm tour of the Capitol.
We saw on the map that the walk to the Bureau of Engraving was only a mile. So 5 of us walked “briskly” to the venue, while 4 of our group members took a taxi. Unfortunately, it took longer than we thought, and we were 10 minutes late. Fortunately, tours were going on every 15 minutes, and since it was a slow season, no tickets were needed! WHEW! Once inside past the lobby, we were not allowed to use our camera, until we got to the gift shop.
No time to stop… quick snap of the Washington Monument!