Thursday, October 21, 2010

white house garden tour

We had a full weekend. After frolicking at the pumpkin patch and wineries on Saturday, we went on a White House Garden Tour on Sunday afternoon after church. We enjoyed the warm, beautiful weather while we sauntered around the grounds.

The best part of the tour, in my opinion, was that you could get so close to everything.

Right outside the back door of the White House!

We enjoyed beautiful views in every direction.

Washington and Jefferson in the background

The tour was packed with people, but it was self-guided, and the staff allowed you to mosey.

Back of the White House - flowers on every level, even the roof!

I had seen the West Wing from a distance before (barely), but never this close (except on TV).

10 yards from the Oval Office
My favorite part was the First Lady's kitchen garden. But I was surprised at how far from the White House it is. The chef could never leave dinner cooking on the stove and run out to pick some fresh thyme on a whim to throw in (like I do). It would be nice to have a staff to keep the garden perfectly manicured and loaded with award-worthy-looking produce.

Kitchen Garden
If you ever get the opportunity, I highly recommend this tour!

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