While I down there, I did a little sightseeing as you can see. This is a replica of the Capitol building that they have down there in an area that is called the Rotunda (which is unusual because it is underground). They also have a plaster replica of the design that is on the east central pediment of the Capitol.
Unfortunately, I was not able to make my way underground to the Senate buildings because I had to go through the Capitol building or the Library of Congress, and that wasn’t allowed. Luckily, I was able to go another building on the other side of the Capitol complex, and make my way through the tunnels again. By 2:30, I had all four tickets in hand. However, my Senator’s office had told us that if any tickets weren’t picked up by 5, then they would be willing to give them to any Connecticut resident. And because my sister’s brother-in-law (confusing, I know) wanted tickets for his family, we waited around in the Senate building until 5. By 5:15, we had a total of six tickets to the swearing-in ceremony!