Inside The Mansion

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.

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