I’d almost forgotten writing to my Congressman requesting a tour of the White House.
After two months of hearing nothing, an email. My tour was scheduled for January 3rd, leaving me a week and a half to prepare. I booked my flight, and called Erin to tell her the good news. We’d have four days in Washington, DC. Just enough time to have a little bit of fun, but not nearly enough time to see everything.
We did what we could with the time we had…
Ford’s Theater, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, the Smithsonian, the United States Capitol, the National Zoo, the Air and Space Museum, the National Archives, and, of course, the White House.
I did my best to shuffle my feet as slowly as possible while inside.
The tour winds its way through the lower level where you get to peek into the Vermeil Room, the Library, and China Room. The Diplomatic Reception Room was closed during our tour. Then you climb a flight of stairs to the main level, and pass through the East Room, the Green Room, the Blue Room, the Red Room, and the State Dining Room. The President’s living quarters and the Oval Office are off-limits for obvious reasons, and my tweets to President Obama asking him to join me for coffee went unanswered.
I love visiting DC. It reminds me how lucky I am to live in this wonderful country. I think every American should visit at least once in their lifetime.