The President's Neighborhood Tour

Baby, it’s cold outside … let’s head down to the Situation Room.

Baby, it’s cold outside … let’s head down to the Situation Room.

Greetings from snowbound Washington, DC. The nation’s capital got walloped yesterday with a heavy snowfall. Today, the wife and I are secluding ourselves inside the condo, eagerly awaiting the thaw. I can hear snowplows and the sound of shovels upon sidewalks outside my office window.

No matter! Our tours run rain or shine.

Last Wednesday’s journal post talked about our new A La Carte tours. Today, I want to highlight a particular tour within our extensive menu - the President’s Neighborhood Tour. Rachel and I built a tour that highlights not only the White House, but the neighborhood surrounding it - one of the oldest and most storied residential areas in the city.

Take the Decatur House for instance. Commodore Stephen Decatur built his dream house within hailing distance of the Executive Mansion, then promptly got himself killed in a duel. It was a real downer for Stephen, but it makes for an interesting tour stop.

Then there’s the Old Executive Office Building, which Mark Twain dubbed the, “…ugliest building in America.” Tell us what you really think, Mr. Clemens.

We’re so excited about this tour, Rachel and I thought it deserved a video introduction. Would you give it a look for us?