Friday, August 12, 2011

Went Over to George's House

Lately Ive been reading a couple books on George Washington and even though his house, Mt Vernon, is only a few minutes from where i grew up I can't really recall ever going there? Since Cami was in town and we were playing really good tourists we decided we might as well check it out.

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I was pretty happy this bird decided to fly by and make this photo that much better

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Unfortunately, the front of the house was under construction. I think they are installing valet parking for the horses

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Georges house backs up to the Potomac river. Across the river they have restricted building anything as too, "not mess up the view from Mt Vernon"...A pretty awesome concept

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Until I read the books "1776" and "Washington"- by Ron Chernow. I had no idea how solely responsible Washington was for America's survival as a nation. It was pretty eye opening heading to Mt Vernon and seeing his spot 1st hand.

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That was, until it started pouring rain and lightening bolts.

1 comment:

hoosthatgirl said...

gabe- our worlds seem to be colliding. I was just there yesterday with my girls picking up a martha washington tea set. Hope you were able to take the "national treasure tour", ha!