We purchased our week's metro pass, hopped on the red line which is conveniently located next door to our hotel. We are across the street from the Dept of Alcohol and Tobacco, but guess they aren't serving. :-)
When we arrived at Union station we were a little taken back. All we saw was fast food like you would find at a food court. We continued our walk, up the stairs and then saw the beauty that was to be ours for the evening.
|I was mesmerized by the pretty staircase. Marble steps and the ornamentation was so simple, yet so dazzling|
|First real restaurant we came across, checked the menu, and continued on our search.|
We found B Smith's the menu looked creole and I was in the mood to remember New Orleans. Inside we went, and what a treat visually.
|Yes, that's the presidential seal up on the wall. This was the place in Union station where they held the presidents for safe keeping. Built in 1907, it has been restored to such loveliness.|
|This was the room that the president would dine in.|
|Loved all the detail on the door handles. Right down to the US at the bottom|
|Walking back to catch the train. Washington DC is such a clean town, and metro is so efficient. Takes us country bumpkins a day or two to figure out the lines, but we're getting there. The hubs has a new name. "MAP MAN" He's keeping us on track.|