Wow! What an experience. Our badges read zone 1. but what was zone 1? Steven escorted Elizabeth and I up to the Capital and into the Governor's mansion. Lock down. We had 3 hours to entertain oursleves before the arrival of Queen Elizabeth...aka Queenie. We took lots of pictures! It was very surreal out of a movie - the snipers on the rooves and the secret service talking into their sleeves. And yes - there were two secret service agents that we have oodles of pictures of. Yummy entertainment! As time passed the passed governor's of virginia, the mayor of richmond, and the governor of west virginia as well as state sentors came for the event. then comes about 60 motorcycles...a few state troopers...then 2 limousines - the Queen! followed by about 6 suburbans that were full of antenas and men in full swat gear. She comes out and begins her walk about with TK (aka Governor Tim Kaine) - being in the VIP area she gave us all a smile and a wave - very surreal. Did I really just meet the Queen?! Yes. Yes I did.