We went to Mt Vernon on Saturday...
I had this plan...
I have a picture of Britain's hand on the bannister of Abraham Lincoln's house in Springfield, IL
It's the only thing in the house that you're allowed to touch that was also touched by Abraham Lincoln...and I want to point out here...you ARE ALLOWED to take pictures in Abe's house...
I had this plan
I wanted to get a picture of Landon's hand on the bannister at George Washington's house...
all day we're taking pictures (which are allowed) but then we get to the house
and ok there's a crowd of like 75 people or more and you just kind of mill in on an every 30 minute basis...but it basically just constantly revolved
so somehow we all missed the
"No photos allowed in the house briefing"
I only wanted a picture of the bannister
So, coming up the steps I position my shot
and CRAZY TOUR GUIDE MAN
grabs me by the arm and yells at me in the middle of this crowd of people
"We don't take pictures in here!!"
I apologize profusely...and say I didn't know
"I don't belive you!!
you need to put your camera away or we'll have to remove it from you"
A little bewildered...and embarassed
I tuck the camera into my purse.
I pull off to the side of the crowd with Landon, waiting for Rob and Britain to catch up.
I kind of peek up and over the bannister to look for them
It's tall and I am short
CRAZY TOUR GUIDE MAN yells at me AGAIN!!
"You can't hang on the bannister Ma'am, Just what do you think you're looking for???"
"um I wasn't sir, I'm waiting for my husband"
"Well we can't have you waiting here you need to move along! You better have that camera put away!!"
I guess I'm lucky he didn't have the cops waiting to take me away...
he made me feel like some kind of criminal.
The crazy thing is that between Rob, me and the boys..none of us remember anyone saying you can't take pictures in the house. It would have been totally fine if someone had just politely pointed it out, or maybe let us know anywhere along the way.
Besides CRAZY TOUR GUIDE MAN we had a nice day.
I think they should give the tour guide jobs to NEXTEL, like in the commercials.
I bet they'd be a lot nicer.
I just wanted a picture of your bannister.