Has anyone been to DC lately? We are wondering how tight is the security in DC with the museums, memorials, federal buildings etc? Do they allow any carry on bags, carry on beverages, food? Is my wife allowed to bring any food in her purse if no backpacks are not allowed. What about camera or camcorders are they allowed only in certain places? Is it true that many of the federal buildings that don't allow anything to be brought in have no lockers on the entrance way to store things? If you are not allowed to bring beverages how accessible are the vendors to buy beverages? With it being in July we are going to need plenty of beverages to drink. Is it true that the sales tax on food is around 10 percent? Any help would be greatly appreciated.