Todd and I went with Alex and Kate and a group from church to tour the White House today. Not just anyone can go. You have to make reservations through your member of Congress and hope they approve. It took around three months for our group from start to tour date. It was cool being in the White House, but not hugely exciting. You only tour one level. It took longer going through security than the tour itself. I think the tour lasted 20 minutes. It is self guided. Nevertheless, it was neat to say I have actually been inside. No pictures were allowed to be taken inside or they would confiscate your phone or camera. The other thing I noticed is that the White House really doesn't seem all that big up close. I think pictures make it look way larger. We had a nice time taking the Metro down and eating in Chinatown afterwards. The place we ate was definitely not the best Chinese, but perhaps some day we shall find a better place to eat downtown.