First things first, off to the highest court in the land. It would not have been my first stop, but was great. A wonderful building, history of the court and a good lecture in the court itself. It's also and interesting time, only 8 chairs due to the untimely death of Antonin Scalia . The nomination process of the democratic president Barack Obama is blocked by the republican held house. The next president gets to nominate a judge.
We went across the (very grand) street to the US Capitol building. We did the public tour but could not go in the Senate or House of Representatives chambers, to do that you need a pass from you local house rep or senator. So after the tour we went to a very grand office building. Each office door has a brass plaque and the state flag of the house member and a US flag.
We got our passes but it was too late in the day to go back inside so we headed toward Georgetown. We grabbed a burger and shake at BTS: Burger, Tap, shake in Foggy Bottom. We then walked along the bank of the Potomac River to Georgetown. An old and charming neighbourhood, a bit like the Back Bay, except it's got a huge University (Georgetown) and some of the smaller embassies (Ukraine).
We stopped for a drink on the expansive terrace of Sequoia. I found out (again) wearing new shoes and walking all day isn't a great idea, my little toe was leaking red stuff so we jumped in Uber and went to the pool.