Daily Wanderlust: The White House Squirrel

Written by on July 16, 2012 in Destinations - 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 Spain. Previously, she lived in Chiang Mai, Thailand where she worked for Save Elephant Foundation and Elephant Nature Park, an organization dedicated to rescuing elephants and raising awareness about responsible elephant tourism. A former career breaker and long term solo traveler,  today, Diana is a responsible elephant tourism expert and is the co-founder of #RTTC, the Responsible Travel & Tourism Collective, which includes a weekly chat on Twitter focusing on responsible tourism. She has spoken about responsible tourism at TBEX and has appeared as an elephant tourism expert in numbers documentaries. Recently, Diana was featured in an episode of House Hunters International. Her writing has appeared in About.com, Thought Catalog, The Huffington Post, Matador Network, Travel + Escape, Luna Luna, Vegas Seven, World Nomads, Viator, CheapOair, OneTravel 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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