As I am a bit behind in posting my Washington DC and Indianapolis pictures, I’ve have decided to combine the remaining two posts into one. Let’s see..
Of course, being a librarian I had to visit the Library of Congress in DC. We visited it after our tour of the US Capitol, as there is an underground tunnel which connects the two buildings. Here is a look at the rather famous Reading Room (from above):
And another photo of the architecture:
We also visited a hamburger joint twice while in Washington DC. Ray’s hell burger, close by our hotel. Good, spicy burgers (though there are non-spicy options as well), you get popcorn while you wait, and there is a coke freestyle machine! Choose your flavor and pour (or mix 10 different flavors – whatever you want).
What’s a blog post without mentioning the Netherlands? On one of the days we went to Steak and Shake, which is famous for its steakburgers and for its milkshakes, as one might expect. One of the flavors they had available was ‘speculoos’, which is similar to speculaas here and rather popular during the holidays. Marco wanted to order it but unfortunately they were out
We visited downtown Indianapolis on Wednesday, including the capitol building. It was properly decorated for the holidays:
And here is a picture of the House of Representatives chamber:
Another place we visited downtown was the the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, which includes memorials to different wars on each of its sides. Note the wires are for the “Christmas tree” – the lightning ceremony was a few days later.
Nearby the Indianapolis public library you had an outdoor installation where you could ‘take a book, leave a book’.
And a yummy way to end the post — My sister-in-law made Thanksgiving turkeys out of Oreos, Reese’s, candy corn and more:
It is just as sugary as it looks…