The Huskies flew out of Seattle on Tuesday -- a day earlier than usual -- partly to adjust to the time difference, but also partly because coach Lorenzo Romar wanted these college students to see his historic city.
They managed to get that done Wednesday, taking a tour of the U.S. Capitol, the White House and the International Spy Museum. Yes, there actually is such a thing here, and apparently there was an exhibit in which the Huskies went clanging through an air vent like, I guess, real spies. Also, it gave freshman Artem Wallace -- who was born in Russia -- a chance to read some Russian signage in an exhibit from the Cold War days.
As for me, I have seen Verizon Center, which is an absolutely cookie-cutter NBA venue. However, the late tip tomorrow should allow free time for going down to the National Mall, museums and monuments.
The weather here is windy and cold -- 50s to 30s -- but clear.