Doni and Joel met some new friends at Oakland University and got a tour of a decorated Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester for City of the Week… Joel even brought his “resting rich face” with him. (Seen in the picture above and not below.)
Joel knows a thing or two about being a reindeer...and Doni was really concentrating on being Santa
Open for Holiday Walk, Meadow Brook Hall has more than 50 Christmas trees. It is beyond elegant.
Meadow Brook Hall was built 1926-1929 by Matilda Dodge Wilson and her second husband, Alfred Wilson.
It is 88,000 square feet and has 110 rooms.
Doni and Joel were glowing when they got inside
Just hanging out fireside in the foyer
Joel found a radio... Perfect!
Check out the carved wooden dog head on the banister!
Doni and Joel were taking pictures in Matilda’s study.
That's Ed, the organ player
Hey, look, it's Doni's Christmas tree....just kidding, she wishes
A Christmas tree in every room, including Matilda’s bedroom
And that's Matilda’s bathroom
Even the nursery was looking very festive.
The sunroom has a tree made of live poinsettias . Keep the cats away.
Proof that Joel will end up behind bars wherever he goes.
Doni and Joel's OU friends!
Oakland University exists because of Matilda Dodge Wilson and Alfred Wilson. They gifted their 1500 acres and two million dollars to start up Oakland University!
Jen, Xandra, Doni and Joel try on knit caps!
Doni bought the Pokémon hat (naturally).
Cameraman Steven is a grown man...maybe we should call him Cameraboy now
Please don’t feed the animals.
Joel and Steven know that guy!
You really can’t take us anywhere, but thanks for having us anyway, Rochester!