Our friend, Adam Kincaid, hooked Mike and I up with a last-minute night tour of the West Wing.
No pictures are allowed inside (except for the press room, of course), but here are the ones we got:
This is the press room. It is actually REALLY small in real life!
That’s all the pictures, but we did learn one kind of funny story. During the Clinton administration, Hillary had an office and her own staff. In order to maintain civility and a sense of control, the staff developed a system whereby they would turn the Lincoln bust sitting outside her office to one side or the other depending on her mood. One direction = she’s in a bad mood. Stay away! The other direction = safe; proceed. If a staffer failed to turn it, and another staffer was caught off guard, it would actually cause some mild infighting! Of course, she found out and had the bust moved right away. The bust was sitting outside the Roosevelt room when we went, and looked something like this:
And on a completely different note, my rose bush bloomed!!
It smells so pretty. This bush was a gift from Mike for Valentine’s Day. I love that it continues to thrive and give me a little treat every now and then. (As long as I leave it alone, it doesn’t die)