Daily Wanderlust: The White House Squirrel

Written by on July 16, 2012 in Daily Wanderlust, Escapes - 4 Comments

Growing up in Maryland, my dad always made it a point to take my brother and me on “adventures.” These could be anything from sitting at the Metro station on a bench and watching the planes take off from National Airport to checking out all of the museums, to walking down the Potomac when the cherry blossoms were pink and snowing down on us.

As a child, he even took us on a tour of The White House and Senate, where we got to take the underground train to a special dining room where all of the Congress people eat.

It was really cool growing up in place that was in such close proximity to the nation’s capital.

When I returned to Maryland after my road trip through Zion, the Rocky Mountains, Omaha, Chicago and Louisville, taking Erica to see DC was a must.

On this day, we parked it outside the iron fence and looked onto the grounds of The White House. Here, this little guy enjoys a snack on one of the most famous lawns in the world. Hello, photobomb.

A squirrel photobombs the White House lawn

About the Author

Diana Edelman is a travel writer and expat currently residing in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In 2010 she quit her job in PR to go on a solo backpacking adventure and tackle her 30-Life-Crisis. After seven months abroad, journeying throughout Europe and Africa, she returned to America and relocated to Las Vegas. Following a year-long stint back in PR, she once again quit her job to follow her dreams; this time her journey took her to the elephants and Elephant Nature Park where she is involved with raising awareness about responsible elephant tourism. Recently, Diana was named a finalist in the Destinology Travel Bloggy Awards for travel writing. She has been a regular contributor to Viator and recently served as the Las Vegas contributor for OneTravel.com and CheapOair.com. Her work has appeared in print and online, including The Huffington Post, Matador Network, Travel + Escape, Vegas Seven, World Nomads and more.

4 Comments on "Daily Wanderlust: The White House Squirrel"

  1. Hogga July 17, 2012 at 10:30 am · Reply

    I wonder what people would say if that was me instead of the squirrel on the lawn…

    • Rease July 17, 2012 at 1:59 pm · Reply

      They’d probably think you were homeless, but in reality you’d just be a drunk taking a nap, right? ;) Love you hogga! I think you’d make a wonderful white house decoration.

      • Diana July 18, 2012 at 9:13 pm · Reply

        Pretty sure if I even tried to get on the lawn I’d be shot. Or, the very least, arrested! Hogga would make a fantastic WH decoration!

    • Diana July 18, 2012 at 9:13 pm · Reply

      Ha hahaaaaa!!!! Oh, Hogga. I need you to come to Thailand. ASAP.

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