Starting another unbelievably hot day we head back to the city to take another chance on the sights that were closed on Sunday. The first stop was The Library of Congress.And as it happens, the doors were open today! Going through the security check we enter the lobby wich is already more than I expected. The building is amazingly detailed and beautiful as well as clean and in great condition all over. In addition to the lobby we checked out the Thomas Jefferson’s library, the main reading room and of course the gift shop.
We found a great breakfast from The Corner Bakery & Cafe in Arlington, right next to a metro station. So perfect food and a perfect spot. I got the smoked bacon power flat, wich was a flatbread filled with scrambled eggs, melted cheese and bacon. As a side I chose to have the fresh fruit salad. The portion size was just right for me and the dish was very tasty and the place was pretty affordable.
The day starts with the harsh reality of returning my Mustang to the rental service. But not without a few last photos and roars from the engine. I enjoyed it till the last second!
The plan for the day was to drive from Pittsburgh to Washington D.C. The GPS gave an estimate of 4h 20 min. One of our longest driving days. The travelling was smooth all the way to Washington where the traffic jams started. We were stuck for about a half an hour just outside the city center with a lot of other people. Eventually we found our hotel with ease.