The week before Christmas, Miss B. and I visited the Governor's Mansion, Drumthwacket. Typically, they have tours on Wednesdays. In December they do an open house format with the rooms decorated for the holidays.
It was very nice and a lot of fun, but I do have to say that I was a bit surprised.... Mostly by the fact that they let everyone park on the lawn (!) Can I just say, in Georgia, they wouldn't let anybody park on the lawn of the Governor's Mansion.
To add insult to injury, it had been rainy earlier that week and things were a bit muddy. There was one woman who had gotten her SUV stuck in the mud and she was literally spinning her wheels trying to get off the lawn. Clearly, some of our tax dollars will be going to repair that!