A few days ago, I flew back to Washington D.C. to meet my oldest daughter, Michele to keep her company on her drive cross-country to move home to Washington State from West Virginia because her husband is retiring from the Coast Guard after 26 years of service.
After picking me up at Dulles International Airport, we are staying in Washington D.C. for a little four-day sightseeing trip, weather permitting. We will visit some of the sites and museums in and around the city. We are staying in a hotel, where all we have to do is buy a train ticket and speed away underground to arrive in the heart of D.C. in about 12 to 14 minutes. The highlight of our trip will be a tour of the White House today, which Michele was able to set up with the help of her West Virginia senator. I'm sure it helped that she was able to say that this was our only opportunity before she made her military move back to her home state of Washington with her husband military retirement after 26 years of Coast Guard service. Whatever it took, we are delighted!
The White House - North Portico (considered entrance)
Cross Hall (leaving Entrance)
The China Room
The Vermeil Room
The East Room
The Green Room
The Blue Room
The Red Room (Nancy Reagan's favorite)