DC: The White House Garden Tour

April 24th, 2009
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Entirely by luck, Tammi and I ended up in DC the weekend of the Spring Garden Tour. Turns out that the White House opens up the gardens for self-guided tours along the path in front of the south facade. They only offer it twice a year, with nothing more needed than a free ticket picked up an hour or two in advance.
Tammi and I got up bright and early to get our tickets as soon as we found out. Outside of this, our only option would have been requesting tickets from our congressman for a party of 10 or more people, which is pretty unlikely.
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Being in the middle of all of that is fascinating because it brings to life this hugely famous place that I read and see and hear about nearly every day of my life.
Walking by trees and gardens planted by people I’ve read about in history books was jarring, but comforting at the same time. I do hope to eventually make it to the tour of the building one day, but until that’s available, I’m really excited to have been that close to The White House.
And really, how can you not be excited about being so close to a place protected by this guy:
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