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Mount Vernon

Home of George and Martha Washington

No estate in United America is more pleasantly situated than this. It lies in a high, dry and healthy country 300 miles by water from the sea....on one of the finest rivers in the world....it is situated in a latitude between the extremes of heat and cold...

-------George Washington


Our visit to Mt. Vernon was splendid. The morning was crisp and cool while the sun was shining in a bright blue sky. This was such a treat for us after several days of rain! We agreed with Mr. Washington that this was indeed a pleasant place!


This is the back side of the house facing the Potomoc River. What a view it was!



I loved the little octagon shaped buildings that were at the corners of fences and gardens.



Every where you looked there were special details in the architecture.


There's an abundance of gardens and orchards.



My mom's favorite part were the lambs. We arrived at the sheep barn just at feeding time. They were all running and scampering with excitement.



Of course the best part was sharing the beauty with family!

Posted by b holm 12:56

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