Friday, April 25, 2014

Jodi For President

TGIF!  This week has been filled with stress which brought on a migraine so I don't know about you but I'm ready for a relaxing weekend!

I hope you are enjoying my DC Vacation posts.  If you missed the first two you can read about the Newseum here and the Cherry Blossoms here.

While in DC I had to check out the White House!  Of course the day I went the First Lady was "out and about" according to a nice security guard I asked so the whole area in the front of the White House was closed and you couldn't walk up.  This is the back of it and as you can see there were some landscapers working on the lawn!

While we were all standing along the fence taking photos and admiring the White House suddenly police officers started blowing whistles and telling everyone they had to "get back." They moved hundreds of people all the way to the sidewalk/park area (which is how I got the nice photo above with no random tourists in it)!  I hung out for a bit to see what all the excitement was about but never could figure it out.  Maybe Michelle was "out and about?"

If I were President the world would be perfect.  Three day weekends would be the norm, eating ice cream for lunch would cause no weight gain, the weather would always be sunny and 70 degrees and there would be a cure for MS (come on I had to throw one serious thing in there)!

I visited the official gift shop so I could really pretend to be President!  Did you know that you have to spend $10 in the gift shop in order to have your photo taken!?  I was in a rush and had to quickly shop around and find something.  There was NOTHING I wanted so I ended up with a few postcards and a reusable bag with cherry blossoms on it.  I'd say the photos are definitely worth $10!!!

The magnolia trees around the White House and Eisenhower Executive Office building (the building next to the West Wing were most of the White House staff works) were BEAUTIFUL!

Have you seen the White House up close?  Next time I would love to go on a tour especially around Christmas time!

What would you do if you were President?

P.S.  Could you do me a favor. . . if you have Facebook would you go and "like" The Bean Team page.  It is my MS Walk team page and I post updates about our events and fundraisers once or twice a week.  The more likes I have the better I can "sell" to potential business sponsors about exposure they will get if I mention them on there!  Thanks!

I'm linking up with Amanda for Friday Favorites and making this post count since travel and vacations are my favorites!


  1. Yes it totally counts because I love DC it's one of my "favorites" as well and you were there during the most gorgeous time! Thanks so much for linking up! xoxo

  2. Those pictures are so fun. I will definitely vote for you for president. And you'd probably do a much better job than the bozos we usually end up with :)

  3. I love DC - it's been years since I've been to the White House though. Those trees are just gorgeous!

  4. Awesome pics! Looks like you had a great time. Have a good weekend :)

  5. DC is one of the cities i'd love to visit! now that i'm an expert at american politics because i watch scandal, i want to visit the white house!!

    Vodka and Soda

  6. I love this post! It has been pretty much my life travel goal to visit Washington DC. It'll be at the top of my travel list whenever we move back to the US.

  7. This is great! If you need a running mate, let me know! :)

  8. Those pictures are fantastic!! Sounds like it was super fun! Happy Friday.

    Best, Mree

  9. I haven't been up close to the White House, just past it.

    I'd love three day weekends! You get my vote.

  10. Love the pics behind the desk-- so cool! Too bad you didn't get to go on the other side of the WH, but this side is my favorite. And those cherry blossoms are gorgeous!

  11. So awesome! I've only been on the outside of the White House and all the other buildings in DC. We went during the anthrax scare in 2001 and everything was closed. So lame! I definitely think the souvenirs were worth the photos!