We wandered and meandered around DC and the Capitol.
Preparing for January's inauguration:
In the Botanical Gardens: where my chocolate chips come from:
Vanilla plant: where those funny vanilla beans grow:
In late afternoon we boarded a train for Richmond. I fell asleep as soon as I got on the train. I love trains. I love them in Europe, I love them here. Train travel beats airline travel hands-down nowdays. The seats are comfy. One has elbow room. Leg room galore! One is free to move about the
I cannot believe the great U.S. of A. does not have an intercontinental railway system east to west, north to south. I would be train-travelling every weekend of the year, if it did.
During the weekend we went sightseeing: Maymount. It's a mansion. A park. A really nice 100-acre. Victorian home.