I really like the dome in the Capitol but sadly it was undergoing renovations. Such a disappointment. This is what it looked like.
We arrived a few minutes late for our tour and Brian was worried they wouldn't let us on the tour. No worries! We were at the back of the line for the 1:30 tour so therefore had to wait 30 minutes before going through security. Then once we passed security we had to wait for there to be room in the elevator. While outside Natalie decided to take a nap on the bench.
We then went for our tour of the Bureau of Printing and Engraving. You first watch a movie of how money is made and then you get to see some rooms where money is being printed and they tell you all the same information that they told you in the video. At the end they drop you in the gift shop (of course!) where they also have displays of what money used to look like. They also had a chart of how much money tall are you. Noah was $1,071, 800 tall and Natalie was $1,025,200 tall.
We then visited the other memorials on the mall-WWII, Korean and the Lincoln Memorial. We did walk by the Vietnam War Wall-there are 3 Weidners listed in the book but we didn't find them on the wall.
N2 thought that this soldier was carrying a fishing pole.