Saturday I got the chance to go to the White House! For all the time I’ve lived in DC, the closest I’ve come is the White House press briefing room back in 2008. It was a pretty cool experience then but I’d never done the Christmas tour.
Thanks to Back on My Feet, I got to go this year. One of our volunteers (I believe) helped us get entries so we all met up at CSS to walk over to the White House. It was exciting!
|BoMF Volunteers: Rebecca, Tracey, Evi, me, Carol|
It was pretty warm out for December — as it has been all month. It was about 1.5 mile walk to the White House and the weather felt great. We waited in long line outside the White House for about 45 minutes and then went in for the 6pm tour.
I really didn’t know what to expect. I was excited to finally go in and do something Christmasy for the season. Of course everyone always wonders…could it actually be possible to see the President or the First Lady? I knew that would probably not happen but hey, you can hope!
|Collage of a few of the trees I saw in the White House|
Don’t want to leave anyone out, so here are a few more photos from the night:
|Larry, Roger, George, Donald, Carol, La’ron|
|Bo the Dog (entrance to Christmas rooms)|