Sunday June 14th 2009 We were up and about at a reasonable time, for a Sunday morning! So headed off to find breakfast. Luckily just across from the hotel was a nice little restaurant that served breakfast. As it was Sunday it appeared busy but we were soon seated and had the obligatory eggs, bacon and toast with juice and tea Feeling more human we headed for the Metro and bought our one day ticket. As this is a single line station on the red line we went directly to Union Station. The main concourse area is very ornate. The station is still a fully functional Metro and AMTRAK, but it also has an area for shopping and eating. There were quite a few trains headed out today. The station from outside is very impressive as well. It was then time to head off to the Capitol as it was a lovely sunny day for walking We started on the front side facing away from the Mall. It is amazing how big the Capitol building is and how long it took to fully build. Just to show we really were there! There are a lot of interesting buildings here such as the Supreme Court. The huge doors had some interesting carvings on them. Just across the road you could clearly see the Capitol dominating the whole area. Next to the Supreme Court was the Jefferson building. We then made our way to the far side and got a glimpse down towards the Washington Monument.