Sunday, December 12, 2010

Visit to the Governor's Mansion for Christmas Open House

Gingerbread House
On Saturday, Dec. 11, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley and his wife, first lady Katie O'Malley had their annual open house from 1-4pm.  We LOVE Governor O'Malley.
   We lined up outside the mansion and got in in about 45 minutes. 
We were so excited to see him again (we did this last year) and get a picture with he and his wife. We told him how we voted for him in this past election and were so relieved that he got back in office. He thanked us, and I told him that he needs to run for President. Tom also mentioned that we'd like to finally see gay marriage in Maryland. He said he's working on it. We're hopeful. After the photo, we partook in the warm apple cider and cookies, listened to a 4 piece string ensemble playing Christmas music,
enjoyed seeing a train display all gingerbread themed, and checked  out the gingerbread houses. We also got our picture taken next to one of the beautiful trees in the mansion. The workers handed us each an ornament in the shape of a snowman that their kids built on the front lawn of the mansion last year. Very nice touch - and in the back it said it was a gift from Governor O'Malley and family.
The Gingerbread Train Display

Our handsome Governor and his wife

Lobby of the Mansion

Front of the mansion decorated

Line behind us to get in. 

Us at a tree in the mansion

Waiting to meet the handsome Governor!

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14

Article on Rob's books in Baltimore Gay Life

Writer Jen Vance interviewed Rob about his books and abilities and published an article about him in Baltimore Gay Life newspaper in Nov. 2013. (It's on the 2nd to last page). LINK: