After resting a while from our long trip on the train
our cousin took us out sight seeing. We first went to the Capitol building where we saw
Congressional Hall, and the Senate Chamber, also the room of Statuary.
From there we went northeast to the Public Library which is one of
the most beautiful building in the world. We then returned to the home of our cousin, but
sallied forth again the next day taking a street car for the zoo, where we saw all kinds
of wild animals. Those that impressed us most were the big brown bear, the moose, elk and
We then walked out to the Monument which is 555 feet high. We went
to the top of it to get a better view of the city. From the Monument we could see the City
of Alexandria. Also for many miles along the Potomac river.
The next day we returned to our home near Cootes Store.