Monday, February 20, 2012

Happy Presidents' Day!

While at The Cloister last summer, we were able to visit the room where the 2004 G8 Summit took place.  Truly magnificent.  This table was created by a man who, the story goes, took over a year off of his regular job to make it ... You can truly feel the power in this room.

A little History Lesson ... The G8 (Group of Eight) is a forum for the governments of eight of the world's largest economies.  The group originated with a summit hosted by France in 1975 that brought together representatives from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.  It was a Group of Six and over the years added Canada and Russia.  Interestingly, the European Union is represented, but cannot host or chair summits.

Hope you are having a wonderful Presidents' Day ... we are enjoying the break!!



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