This is the Eisenhower executive offices.
You have to turn in your personal information in advance to be cleared to go through security. You have to have a government issued ID. You go through several checkpoints and a metal detectors. You do not get to just walk in. There are security police around the outside of the building.
We were in the Hull room
I love the ceiling and wood work.
The hall way.
Then you come into the main room. I think this was one of the plainer rooms.
Look at the view outside the window of this room.You can see the Jefferson Memorial and you can't see it from this shot but you also see the Washington Memorial.
The Vice President has his offices in this building.
I loved the spiral staircase. There were probably four of them.
We walked around and looked in a few other rooms.
On the next floor up was the national security rooms. Outside the doors they collected cell phone. I guess you can't take cell phone in.
Elder Anthony was sending out word that I had been kissed by President Obama. We both got presidential kisses.
Random pictures from inside.
I don't know what is up with these little doors.
This is the man we came to listen to.
This is what the internet says about him. (Reuters) - Twenty-two of President Barack Obama's top advisers make the top White House salary of $172,200 per year - but there is one official who earns 30 percent more.
It's not Chief of Staff Denis McDonough. Not Obama's senior adviser and close friend Valerie Jarrett. Not Cecilia Munoz, who is overseeing White House efforts on immigration reform, nor Lisa Monaco, who advises Obama on homeland security and counterterrorism.
The best-paid person of the 460 people who work at the White House is Seth Wheeler, a senior adviser at the National Economic Council, who is crafting Obama's strategy on housing finance.
One of the newest appointees, Wheeler earns $225,000, according to the annual White House report on its $37.9 million payroll released on Friday.
Wheeler has been detailed to the role from the Federal Reserve where the pay scale is higher, a White House official explained.
It also means he earns more than his boss, Gene Sperling, the director of the National Economic Council, who earns the White House limit of $172,200.
At the Fed, Wheeler was chief of staff for the Office of Financial Stability Policy and Research.
The advice I really liked is a statement he made when he was talking about his failures and critics. He said, "Nothing but the enemy can show where your greatest weakness are." I thought in relation to the gospel that is also true only opposition exposes us to our weaknesses and what we need to work on.
He quoted Elder Bednar and told the interns to do the things that you feel restless to do because it is the Spirit trying to move us.
We walked to the Eisenhower Executive offices. I always see interesting things. Like old buildings saved and new buildings almost eating them up.
I had to add this picture. We are constantly finding Embassy from different countries scattered around the city. I had to get a picture of the Mexican Embassy for Diana.
We found this next statue of George Washington in the middle of a round about very close to were we live.
We came back and worked the rest of the day but it was fun to be with the interns. Our cookies went over well. The front entry people loved it and when we came back they were all gone and someone had added little candy bars. One of the older ladies named Lillie is so sweet. She had come down to find out were we lived and she was in the foyer getting ready to send us a thank you note. It was fun to talk to her again. I think we created some good will toward us.