Friday, October 10, 2008

Washington D.C.


Vice President's mansion


The Capitol Building


The "Situation Room" (door)

On October 2, my wife and I went to Washington DC for our anniversary. I think we would both agree that, aside from our honey moon in Hawaii, it tops the list for one of our favorite trips. I have always been sort of a geek about American history, government, and politics. A friend of ours (who has an extremely fascinating profession) showed us some pretty amazing sights. One of them was a personal tour of the White House west wing. We saw the oval office, cabinet room, press room, and the front door to the situation room (above... we couldn't go inside, obviously). I also made a pit stop to the men's restroom. I can now say I took a pee in the west wing. Also saw where the VP works and lives. Cameras and photos were forbidden, but I did have my sketchbook and a photographic memory :o) More to come!

3 comments:

Terrell Gentry said...

Wow Jeff thats cool! I remember going to DC, touring the white house, going to the capitol and seeing all the monuments. I think it was about 1990. It was a great trip, and all the tours and museums were free. I'm glad you guys had a great time. your sketches make me want to go back : )

Jeff Harter said...

Terrell, it was awesome. So inspirational. Can't wait to go back, as a tourist or maybe as an elected official!

hmmmm....

I felt like Mr. Harter goes to Washington!

Alina Chau said...

beautiful!