Back in Washington DC

The Mister is off in a Very Important Government Building somewhere attending a meeting and I’m working out of the new wave of offices, a coffee shop (well, except for a 5 minute break to write this).

We’ve been in the States for 40 days now and in California have never seen the rain – last night we arrived here in a torrential downpour with a rather nerve wracking taxi ride on flooded slidey freeways beneath a wicked electrical storm into the city. And it’s so hot and muggy! I’m without a singlet today!

I’d done some coffee research before we left so from the hotel this morning we found an excellent coffee shop for breakfast then in between bursts of rain under an umbrella each we wandered down The Mall taking another look at the Capitol and Washington Monument before I left The Mister at his meeting and walked passed the White House to get to this cafe I’m in now.

Capitol

Washington Monument

White House

(The President must be home based on the snipers on the roof – rather unnerving to look through the camera view finder to see a sniper’s telescope honed in on you … they could probably even see I didn’t have a singlet on … I felt quite violated!!)

Last time we were here it was for Christmas in 2007 when it was much colder and definitely not as green and lush as it is now – snaps from 2007 visit to Jefferson & Washington monuments and the Capitol.

3 comments ↓

#1 Matt on 09.08.11 at 7:18 pm

Craig, nice haircut!

#2 OrangeGirl on 09.09.11 at 3:37 pm

Ha ha – believe it or not it’s actually NOT how the lady styled it … it’s a combination of his old style and the new style. And yes … he’s found a nice city salon that’ll empty our bank account fairly quickly! Lucky I only get my hair cut every 6 months or so.

#3 Matt on 09.10.11 at 10:10 pm

“It looks cool like that”, says Lizzie. This is even after me getting a swish new cut the other day! Craig is obviously onto a good thing.

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