We went for a visit to Washington's house, Mount Vernon.
It was a beautiful, hot Virginia summer day. We were there with several hundred of our closest friends.
Walking in to the Visitor Center, we were greeted by George and Martha Washington, with two of Martha's grandchildren, Washy and Nelly.
There was a model of the Mount Vernon home, it would open up at various times so you could view the layout of the rooms. Then it would close up...like magic!
Walking up to the house, you pass the "Necessary Building", a fancy name for the outhouse.
Washington was a true visionary. He had recycling barrels placed at convenient locations all around the grounds.
No photography is allowed inside the mansion. It is truly beautiful and there are docents located in various rooms telling the story of life with the Washington's at Mount Vernon.
The view of the Potomac River from the front of the house is magnificent.
Near the main building are all kind of shops and the kitchen.
Washington even had some neat off road vehicles.
A stroll through the gardens...
...brings you here.
The final resting place for George and Martha Washington.
George Washington was many things, but he always picture himself as a farmer. He raised tobacco, wheat and corn. He had a water powered grist mill to grind the corn.
Located right next door to his grist mill is this building.
It's Washington's distillery, where he turned the corn into...liquor. Known in more modern circles as Moonshine!
Mount Vernon is easy to get to but not in an RV, use your toad or tow vehicle because parking is tight and limited.
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