The Governor invited the families of deployed Virginia National Guard to the Mansion. Governor Mcauliffe is a charming guy, said all the right things, and was very hospitable. Among the features at the Mansion is a Kegerator serving a local brew called Hardywood.
We had never been in the Mansion before. There is lots of famous artwork on the walls, including the first portrait of George Washington as a young man in his military uniform and one of Pocahontas, along with Madison, Jefferson and (I think) Arthur Ash.