From the Pool: A Stogie and a Cordial

From protective pooler Wes Allison of the St. Petersburg Times:

Your pool was ushered into the Red Room, adjacent the State Dining Room on the west side side of the White House, at 9:52 a.m. to find the doors to the State Dining Room closed. We amused ourselves by marveling over the decor – deep red fabric wall paper, a portrait of Angelica Van Buren looking down from over the white marble mantle; an Albert Bierstadt painting, “Rocky Mountain Landscape” on the opposite wall and, on the north wall, “Florida Sunrise,” a painting by Martin Johnson Heade.

One gets the sense it would be nice to wander out French doors of the neighboring Blue Room to the veranda overlooking the Elipse and the Washington Monument for a stogie and a cordial, then retire to the Red Room for Scrabble.

From the Pool: A Stogie and a Cordial