The White House has renamed the two Turkey’s formerly known as Tie and Bow and they have completed the long trip from Minnesota, they went “cross country to D.C. for their Pardon, they traveled “by truck in carriers emblazoned with the “Seal of the National Turkey of the United States,” said Carl Wittenburg, National Turkey Federation Chairman.
The pair of birds arrived safely in Washington D.C. and high tailed it to the luxury Hotel, the Willard InterContinental. There are luxuries at the Willard such as the Spa, the Gift Shop and In-Room Dining for them to enjoy; however, the Spa may prove to be a bit much for these two as it might cook their ganders! And we couldn’t have that before their debut at the Rose Garden tomorrow! A gift shop visit may prove to be too much as their farm like manners may make them the “bull in the china shop”. Can’t have that! Ah! The In-room dining may be the perfect match for these two!
As they arrived they were escorted from their travel vehicle and whisked away safely to the lobby. Where they were greeted by the Concierge who not only took special pains to make them feel comfortable but also presented their room key and showed them the Hotel map of where their room was awaiting them.
Photo Credit to Screen Capture of White House Video and Dagger News. Escorted up the Willard entrance.
It appears that after carefully, discussing room accommodations, the porters then allowed them entry into their luxury two bed room complete with fluff in the entry way! The two brothers then checked their room out, and decided who would get which bed and settle in for the evening to prepare for their big day in the Rose Garden tomorrow! It does beg the question, if the two are concerned with which one of them will be pardoned, as only one will. And will they be happy with the White House name change? See below for their new names and to vote on WHO will be pardoned.
Please enjoy the video, compliments of the White House Face Book page. It is of the arrival of the Birds as they make their way from farm house living to luxurious Hotel accommodations in D.C. After the Pardon tomorrow they will then go to the Virginia Tech “Gobblers Nest” in the Blue Ridge Mountains and join “Tater and Tot” from last years Turkey Pardon. Watch the video below:
The White House has announced their new names WISHBONE and DRUMSTICK – please vote below on Twitter:
Which turkey should be pardoned during the National Thanksgiving Turkey Pardoning Ceremony?
After the pardoning, Drumstick and Wishbone will join last year’s turkeys, Tater and Tot, at Virginia Tech’s “Gobblers Rest” exhibit.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) November 20, 2017
(Feature Photo Credit to The White House on Instagram: Steelers Lounge Turkeys in their Willard Intercontinental hotel room.)