Our First Lady made a pledge to open up the White House to the public more frequently during her husband’s tenure. One of the ways they have done this is with tours of the gardens.
We were lucky to have gorgeous weather. Plenty of sunshine and barely a cloud in the sky.
As you can see in the picture above there were quite a few people there, but it never really felt crowded.
We approached from the east and first came upon the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden.
The White House is quite unusual in that it looks a lot larger from a distance, which is the opposite of what you would expect. I was surprised by how small it is up close. I first thought that this was one of the sides of the house, not the front.
There he is, the man of the hour, Bo Obama!! I turned around and there he was walking up behind me. My sister was quick enough to get this photo before he went inside.
The Washington Monument to the left and the Jefferson Memorial straight ahead in the distance.
The Rose Garden just outside the Oval Office.
The Oval Office.
The hive where the White House honey comes from. Now famous for being included in the White House honey ale and honey porter.
It was really an amazing experience, not everybody gets to do something like this and I’m so glad I was able to. Now I just have to wait for my brother-in-law to call about the next event…