Michelle and her neighbors
Been walking miles and miles all around Washington, Maryland and Virginia, through the city and the suburbs. It feels great, just like riding a bike around familiar and unfamiliar places alike, you can absorb so much more detail than you can from the inside of a car or bus. Where I’m from (the vast western landscape of Utah) and in my position (the Mom), I don’t get nearly enough opportunity to walk very many places. Ashamedly, I admit to traveling by car and always hurriedly. This week I’ve been absorbing the details- the flowers, colors and the architecture. Best of all, we got to tour the White House. Here’s a glimpse of what caught my eye:
All my dreams came true when we got to tour the White House. I’m a huge Michelle Obama fan, and although the tour only included the main level and rooms that the first lady doesn’t get to redecorate, it was still a tremendous honor to walk through such a historic landmark. Sorry, no pictures allowed (you’ll have to schedule a tour for yourself) but let’s just say it was fantastic. I wished I had my sketchbook and a pencil and then a photographic memory.
Highlights- Seeing Bo the dog frolicking on the lawn, the draperies, silk wallpaper, and all the portraits of former president and first ladies hanging throughout the house.
The Secret Service were very friendly and informative, giving you a full account of anything you could think to ask.
Thanks Obamas for letting me take a peek.