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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

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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!

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

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

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

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There's an abundance of gardens and orchards.

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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.

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

Posted by b holm 12:56

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