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White House Garden Tour

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  Many people watch the news and when the President speaks from the white house, there are a couple of locations used.   One of those locations is the the Gardens.   The white house semi annually, (I believe) opens the grounds so we can you can have a tour.   I have been living in the area for several years and never knew this to be the case, until someone invited us our to see.  Tickets are free, and unfortunately I am not sure how to get one.  Sunshine was able to acquire one or two, and we decided to check it out.  The Rose Garden, which hosts many briefings, was still set up from a briefing earlier in the week.  At least that was my thought the day we were visited.  However, this could all just be props for the event.  None the less, Sunshine and I got to see the very podium the president uses to speak to the American People.  I also expected there to be many more Roses, considering the name of the garden.  However, there really was not all that many.  This could be caused but t

Wat Pho, Bangkok

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Sight seeing in Bangkok Part 1 -Wat Pho It was a hot day in September, as Sunshine and I headed out of our hotel.  We needed something to do to occupy our time until we could meet up with our friends.  We had made a list of all the places we wanted to visit while in Bangkok, and so far we have only seen a couple of malls.   Looking over the public transportation options, we decided to mark off one of the spots.  What Po.  Wat Pho, how the locals spell it in english, although they are not english, is first on the list of six temples in Thailand classed as the highest grade of First-class royal temples. (at least that is exactly what wikipedia says).  Sunshine and I studied the maps, talked to the hotel staff and then headed to the subway.  Which is convenient because a major stop is right outside our hotel.   One of the main attractions of Wat Pho, is the "Reclining Buddha".   This not to be confused with the reclining Tronster.   LoL.  The large s