Today, a few friends and I were invited to lunch….
….at the Governor’s Mansion!
When we arrived, we were told to go ahead and wander around…in the Governor’s Mansion…without a tour guide or guard.
That’s right – I made it past security.
The Governor’s office. (Sheesh – look at how clean it is. It’s almost like he doesn’t actually do any work in there.)
and my favorite room –
The parlor. The First Lady selected “The Music of Christmas” as her decorating theme this year. The parlor’s theme was “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing.” It. Was. Beautiful.
We also poked around the kitchen. It had the cutest little food warmer built right into the radiator.
We saw the bathrooms, too. No pictures. But they were very nice.
Then it was time to go upstairs to dinner.
As my friends and I sat chatting about history and movies, we were joined at our table by another group of very nice ladies. We started to make small talk with them, and then one of the newcomers began talking about her holiday plans, which consisted of
– I promise I am not making this up –
flying her extended family out to her home on a private island in the Bahamas for two weeks.
My friends and I were very quiet after that.