George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate
If you have ever been to Washington D. C. you know there are so many things to do that it’s hard to choose what to do first. A few years ago we visited there and had a great time but we were only there three days; that just wasn’t enough time.
When I had the opportunity to go back to the area recently I had my list ready of things ready that I wanted to see.
I went to Mount Vernon on my first trip but I wanted to go back again. It was (and is) at the top of my list when it comes to things to see if you visit Washington D. C. Not only is it fascinating to hear the history of the house and grounds, it’s also one of the prettiest places I’ve ever been. Walking through the house of America’s first president and placing my hand on the banister of the staircase where countless important people in our nation’s history had placed theirs was awe inspiring.
February is not the best month to go because nothing is green or blooming but there were no lines or crowds and even though it was cool, it wasn’t miserable outside.
This is the view from the front of the house looking to the left. Again, it’s prettier during warmer weather but I can just imagine George and Martha sitting on the front porch, chatting with guests and looking at the river.
This tree was planted during George Washington’s life time. Can you imagine how deep the roots are? I look like I’m freezing but I promise it wasn’t that bad. Cold…yes. Freezing….no.
My son and his girlfriend went with me (actually they drove me). My husband had meetings at a business conference so they were nice enough to escort me. I took this shot as we were leaving the estate. I enjoyed their company so much and loved spending time with them.
After we toured the estate we went to eat at the Mount Vernon Inn which is next to a gift shop. When I was there before I bought some Christmas tree ornaments and every year when I hang George and Martha on my tree I think about Mount Vernon. FYI-I wouldn’t recommend eating there. The food was not that great.
Hope you enjoyed my pictures of Mount Vernon. This is part one of a 3 part series. Come back tomorrow to see where we went next!
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