Earlier this week, TL's family and I had the opportunity to meet Laura Bush and listen to her speak at The Lesher Speaker Series in Walnut Creek.
We also got the chance to meet her and take pictures with her. She's very pleasant!
She spoke about her time in the White House, how she met George, and what it was like to be The First Lady during September 11. She also talked about everything they've done since leaving The White House. It was very interesting to hear about her personal experiences.
First, we went to dinner at Massimo's, across the street from The Lesher Center of the Arts, the theatre we saw her speak at.
Security was so tight, you would have thought the President was with her. Secret Service everywhere, not to mention many members of the police department - armed and ready.
Dinner was delicious!
My fabulous MIL and me
TL, me, Laura, Cindy, Joe
The whole gang!
Not a great picture... but this is her after her presentation getting questions from the audience. (I was nervous to take this picture because Secret Service people were watching everyone like hawks!)
She was very nice and it was interesting to hear her speak about all of her experiences that we've watched unfold in the media for more than a decade.
She also is a firm believer in the power of a woman!