Husband (the loveable wretch that he is) has managed to flee the brutal summer of Arizona for the 3rd time in a row. This time though, I took a week off to visit him on his DC business trip.
Our first touristy adventure was a stop I've been badly wanting to visit since I read George Washington's biography a few years back: George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate
Can you imagine the people and conversations that took place there during Washington's time? It almost felt like walking through sacred ground. If the walls of his estate could talk...
George and Martha Washington's tomb:
The estate I guess is still a working farm? There were plenty of sheep, a few moo-cows and horseys.
She's feeling baaaaaaashful (I had to say it). ^_^
Horsey putting on a show (pottytime)!
Husband pretending to get to work on plowing those crops...
Not even pretending to work here... Come on now, there weren't any rice paddies.
After exploring the farming area and slave quarters (which is right next to the Potomac), we headed to the estate for our designated tour time.
Washington's tutor is on the right. He might not look it.... but he's really, really, really, really old.
We weren't allowed to take any photos inside of the estate for preservation reasons, but I did manage to get 1 snapshot before entering the estate. Actually, I'm sure the below photo is just a replication of what used to be there.... Anyway, you can visit their website for an idea of what an amazing piece of history the estate is (or better yet, go visit).
After our tour, we chose to lunch at the Mount Vernon Inn instead of the food court. All the wait staff is dressed in Washington-era clothing and the food is delicious!
More DC trip updates coming soon!
George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate
: 3200 Mount Vernon Hwy, Mt Vernon, VA 22121
: $17, $9 (Age 6-11), $16 (Age 62+)
: 8am - 5pm
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