Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Rose and Denise go to the White House

This is me with our dear friend Rose. Thanks to Gregg's cousin Fayette - thanks Fayette - who diligently worked with her North Dakota Senator's office to get us tickets on one of the White House tours today, Rose, Gregg and I were standing in line at the gate at 9.15 a.m. It was a bit rainy but we weren't outside for long and it was a great tour. Later when things are a little quieter I will share more photos as well as a few of the fun highlights, especially of Rose hugging some of the Secret Service guys and with them very genuinely and only too happy to hug her back. There was much laughter between them and I was so impressed with their friendliness. They were great, great guys and at the same time were clearly doing their job with skill and expertise. What a hoot to see Rose having so much fun. She will be going home and telling her family and friends how wonderful everyone was at The White House. They certainly did us proud.

20 comments:

The Elephant's Child said...

Glad you and Rose are having fun. I hope you got photos of Rose hugging the Secret Service guys. Looking forward to the next post.

Kay said...

Sounds like you are enjoying yourself.

Kay

Sharon said...

It does sound like you're having fun!

MarieElizabeth said...

I remember taking a white house tour several years ago. Yours sounds much more interesting! Can't wait to hear more about it.

Janie said...

That's impressive, scoring a White House tour AND hugs from the Secret Service guys!

ashok said...

enjoy...

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Janet said...

Yes ! look forward to hearing more x

Valerie said...

I would really like to see inside the White House. Looking forward to hearing more about it.

Jane and Chris said...

I'm looking forward to the next post! Hugging secret service men...I'm sure they thoroughly enjoyed it.
Jane x
PS I love your brolly.

Debbie said...

awesome photo....i love the umbrella!!

Kathy said...

Can't wait to see your upcoming photos.

P.S. That's a great picture of you, Denise!

gigihawaii said...

When we visited Congress, our Senator treated us to lunch there! Worth a try, Denise. Hope your senator does something similar for you.

Mama-Bug said...

What a wonderful visit! Never been to DC, maybe one of these days.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

How neat, Denise that you you could take your friend Rose on that visit. I'm sure she is having a GREAT time...
Hugs,
Betsy

Andrew said...

Lovely to hear about your trip.
Enjoy your day.

Sara Lorayne said...

That's very special! I've always thought a tour of the White House would be something amazing to do. Can't wait to see your photos!

Out on the prairie said...

A wonderful experience, never heard of anyone hugging security. I am sure you made their day good as well.

Haddock said...

and is that a real map inside the umbrella.
How convinient. You have to just look up at the places you want to go :-)

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful White House visit. I got to tour the WH in 1991 and was happy to have had the opportunity.

Loved all of the photos.