Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Mount Vernon

On Sunday, we hit Mount Vernon.  It was a gorgeous day and the weather was perfect.  David was able to join us on this trip.

Admiring the sheep from afar.

 Photo op with George and Martha and Martha's children.

Mount Vernon 
We did the house tour but you aren't allowed to take pictures inside.  It was a great little tour and to realize that you are actually standing beside the bedroom where George Washington slept is crazy.

The view from the porch.  I bet they spent a lot of time on the porch.

BecBec with her boys.

MaeMae and Hudson

Just relaxing on the front lawn.

 Finding a hiding spot.  Banks was asleep at this point in the stroller.

Collins was not afraid nor was the sheep.

The tomb of George and Martha Washington.  During the Capitol tour we learned that the original plan was to entomb George Washington at the Capitol but he died before it could be ready so he was buried at Mount Vernon instead.  According to Mount Vernon, George stipulated in his will that he wanted to be buried at Mount Vernon and even drew what the tomb should look like and what materials should be used.  Very interesting.

We had to cut our visit short because David needed to get back and do some work.  I look forward to going back and doing more.  It was really interesting and definitely worth the visit.  Once again, the boys enjoyed playing in the grass and bushes.  Oh, and the ice cream afterwards that I bribed them with!

1 comment:

Courtney said...

Love these pics from Mount Vernon and how happy you all look. My grandmother used to live near there and we went to Mount Vernon often - it never gets old, especially this time of year. Beautiful!