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Mount Vernon

March 29, 2014

I am going to devote this post to Mt. Vernon because I took so many pictures!  It was a great place to see.  Only thing was that Ross lost his glasses.  Thankfully they were his old pair so we were ok as far as him seeing.  We filled out a lost and found report and this week they called to tell us they had found them!  They will mail them to Kathleen rather than our house so she can keep them safe. 

Starting the tour is a statue of the Washington family, maybe a bit more than life size!

03-29-14 Mt Vernon 02Mt. Vernon in miniature.03-29-14 Mt Vernon 0403-29-14 Mt Vernon 05No pictures in the house, again, but we could take them in the slave quarters, managers quarters, and in the out buildings that a subject to more sunlight.03-29-14 Mt Vernon 0903-29-14 Mt Vernon 1103-29-14 Mt Vernon 1203-29-14 Mt Vernon 1303-29-14 Mt Vernon 17This is a real blacksmith’s shop.  The man working actually made the tools on the counter and was making a turned trivet when we watched.  Ross thought it was fake until he saw the flames from the fire.03-29-14 Mt Vernon 1903-29-14 Mt Vernon 2103-29-14 Mt Vernon 2303-29-14 Mt Vernon 2503-29-14 Mt Vernon 2603-29-14 Mt Vernon 27Coming up to the building…03-29-14 Mt Vernon 3003-29-14 Mt Vernon 34Very foggy and rainy on this day… That is the Potomac River.03-29-14 Mt Vernon 36People in period costume.03-29-14 Mt Vernon 4003-29-14 Mt Vernon 4503-29-14 Mt Vernon 47Stables of course.03-29-14 Mt Vernon 49Yes, it is a working plantation on a minor scale here.03-29-14 Mt Vernon 5103-29-14 Mt Vernon 5303-29-14 Mt Vernon 54And this is the Washington tomb now.  We were there for a ceremonial wreath laying.03-29-14 Mt Vernon 5503-29-14 Mt Vernon 57You can tell how foggy and rainy it was from this!  This is a cruise ship that takes you on a Potomac River cruise.  I might have done it but what could you see today!?03-29-14 Mt Vernon 59Cool!03-29-14 Mt Vernon 62The Mt. Vernon site has a fairly new museum included in the price of the tickets, $17.  I thought it was fantastic!03-29-14 Mt Vernon 65I neglected to get a picture of the young George Washington at age 19.  Some very talented scientists took pictures of him and found out what he might have looked like at younger ages.  There are no pictures or paintings of him at a young age so it was the only way to show his age progression from a young man. This is a picture from http://americanelephant.wordpress.com/

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Life size stature of George and his horse.03-29-14 Mt Vernon 66And his inauguration.03-29-14 Mt Vernon 68No, this is not his coffin!  But is is what is thought his coffin looked like.  03-29-14 Mt Vernon 71

I would highly recommend seeing Mt. Vernon if you are ever in the DC area.  It was one of the best we have visited so far!

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Jennwhite said...

LOVE the photos! You got much better ones than we did. We had a lot of fun talking to the blacksmith too, think it was the same guy. Showed the kids the bin of coal, they'd never seen real coal and couldn't believe you could burn a rock! So glad you had a good visit despite the weather.

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Mount Vernon

March 29, 2014

I am going to devote this post to Mt. Vernon because I took so many pictures!  It was a great place to see.  Only thing was that Ross lost his glasses.  Thankfully they were his old pair so we were ok as far as him seeing.  We filled out a lost and found report and this week they called to tell us they had found them!  They will mail them to Kathleen rather than our house so she can keep them safe. 

Starting the tour is a statue of the Washington family, maybe a bit more than life size!

03-29-14 Mt Vernon 02Mt. Vernon in miniature.03-29-14 Mt Vernon 0403-29-14 Mt Vernon 05No pictures in the house, again, but we could take them in the slave quarters, managers quarters, and in the out buildings that a subject to more sunlight.03-29-14 Mt Vernon 0903-29-14 Mt Vernon 1103-29-14 Mt Vernon 1203-29-14 Mt Vernon 1303-29-14 Mt Vernon 17This is a real blacksmith’s shop.  The man working actually made the tools on the counter and was making a turned trivet when we watched.  Ross thought it was fake until he saw the flames from the fire.03-29-14 Mt Vernon 1903-29-14 Mt Vernon 2103-29-14 Mt Vernon 2303-29-14 Mt Vernon 2503-29-14 Mt Vernon 2603-29-14 Mt Vernon 27Coming up to the building…03-29-14 Mt Vernon 3003-29-14 Mt Vernon 34Very foggy and rainy on this day… That is the Potomac River.03-29-14 Mt Vernon 36People in period costume.03-29-14 Mt Vernon 4003-29-14 Mt Vernon 4503-29-14 Mt Vernon 47Stables of course.03-29-14 Mt Vernon 49Yes, it is a working plantation on a minor scale here.03-29-14 Mt Vernon 5103-29-14 Mt Vernon 5303-29-14 Mt Vernon 54And this is the Washington tomb now.  We were there for a ceremonial wreath laying.03-29-14 Mt Vernon 5503-29-14 Mt Vernon 57You can tell how foggy and rainy it was from this!  This is a cruise ship that takes you on a Potomac River cruise.  I might have done it but what could you see today!?03-29-14 Mt Vernon 59Cool!03-29-14 Mt Vernon 62The Mt. Vernon site has a fairly new museum included in the price of the tickets, $17.  I thought it was fantastic!03-29-14 Mt Vernon 65I neglected to get a picture of the young George Washington at age 19.  Some very talented scientists took pictures of him and found out what he might have looked like at younger ages.  There are no pictures or paintings of him at a young age so it was the only way to show his age progression from a young man. This is a picture from http://americanelephant.wordpress.com/

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Life size stature of George and his horse.03-29-14 Mt Vernon 66And his inauguration.03-29-14 Mt Vernon 68No, this is not his coffin!  But is is what is thought his coffin looked like.  03-29-14 Mt Vernon 71

I would highly recommend seeing Mt. Vernon if you are ever in the DC area.  It was one of the best we have visited so far!

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Jennwhite said...

LOVE the photos! You got much better ones than we did. We had a lot of fun talking to the blacksmith too, think it was the same guy. Showed the kids the bin of coal, they'd never seen real coal and couldn't believe you could burn a rock! So glad you had a good visit despite the weather.

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