(This is the second post in a series about a cross-country train journey we recently completed)
(Click here to go to my Galleries for full-sized images, the ones below are thumbnails)
First leg, overnight by train from Orlando to Washington, DC. A day in the city before boarding our second train, overnight to Chicago.
DC was cold and dreary... the weather, that is.
Side Note: the law enforcement presence was huge. Everywhere you looked there were vehicles, cops and all sorts of other law enforcement. Look carefully at the bottom of the last picture in the previous post: at least a half dozen or so law enforcement vehicles parked at the street corner. A lot of the cops carried heavy weapons, not just sidearms. We asked a Capital Policeman if there was something special going on and he said it was just business as usual.
Union Station is walking distance to the Supreme Court and the Capital. A stroll around:
Side Note: the best part was when a small dog, having a wonderful time, raced from behind us, across the street and through the protestors. He was chased by two uniformed officers, one who stopped to catch his breath and gasped that they had been chasing that damned dog for an hour and a half after he ran away from someone at the Capital. Some Senator's dog that was important enough to be chased by two Capital cops? They disappeared into the crowds of protestors so, for all we know, the chase continues.
And now its off to Chicago.
December 5, 2017