OK, so it wasn't exactly a personal invite, but she probably read the letter welcoming me before she allowed someone to print her signature with it in the pamphlet I received. So, same thing.
It was amazing to get thisclose to the White House and see some of the iconic places like the Rose Garden, Jackson's magnolias, and the kitchen garden. It was a gorgeous fall day with sunshine and just enough of crispness in the air that it was nice in the sun.
On my way to the gardens, Chelle and Barry had to leave for the MLK dedication, so they left me to wonder within a well structured path lined with volunteers and armed guards. So warm and comforting.
|Chelle and Barry whisking away to MLK|
|View from the Green Room: Washington Monument, National Christmas Tree, and fountain.|
|The not-so-full-of-roses-Rose Garden|
|I spy with my little eye a Monarch butterfly|
|Chelle's other hundred closest besties|
|Mama likes a spicy meat-a-ball|
|Like I said, flowers and automatic weapons.|