Place Visited: Library of Congress, Washington, DC, USA
Date: September 2017
I kind of want to live at the Library of Congress. I had a few hours to kill before meeting up with friends so I took my time and really saw everything. I'd taken the tour a few years ago but this was really nice. Mapping a Growing Nation was a collection of old US maps, including an early Confederate map of Virginia that included my tiny hometown of Centreville. Hope for America was about political satire and humor - mostly Bob Hope, but other stuff as well. I'd forgotten how funny Bob Hope could be. The most fascinating exhibit was Exploring the Early Americas, full of artifacts from the civilizations first encountered by European explorers. The maps were probably my favorite part.