We toured the Capitol Mall area (and Chinatown) with my mom yesterday. We even did a fun (and free!) walking tour, which allowed me to take pictures while learning all sorts of hidden facts about the Federal City. It has taken me nearly three hours to upload, edit and post these pictures, so I'm short on patience and not really in a chatty mood. I should mention that 1) these pictures are in a random(ish) order because Blogger is pain in the butt, which is also contributing to my lack of desire to chat and 2) I played mighty heavily with the editing features on Picnik, so some of these pictures are a little funky.