After Bloggers’ Day a few weeks ago, I wrote a lengthy post regarding the experience. Upon a bit of reflection, I decided not to use the piece, as it was mainly a rant against the high priced parking in Richmond. $20 for more than two hours? That’s nothing short of highway robbery! OK. I’m done with that topic.
Anyway, during my trip to the capitol, Governor McDonnell invited the bloggers to a reception in the executive mansion. As it is likely that many of you haven’t gotten a chance to visit the mansion yet (it was my first experience), I wanted to share a handful of pictures with you. I don’t know about you, but when I hear the word mansion, I envision a massive building, ornately decorated, and brimming with servants. Although the interior was quite nice, it wasn’t large enough to fit my preconceived notions of a mansion. Nevertheless, I would assume that it serves our Governor’s needs and therefore a larger structure would be a waste of taxpayer money.
I hope you enjoy the pictures! They include most of the rooms on the ground floor. Oh, and before I forget, I sincerely want to thank Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling for hosting Bloggers’ Day 2011 as well as Governor Bob McDonnell for ensuing reception.