Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Mount Vernon - Mini-Spring Break Pt 1

Well, since my husband was unemployed during our Spring Break, we didn't want to venture too far from home in case he was called for an interview.  After he was offered a new position (He starts this week!  Yea!), we decided to do a light school week and take a couple local field trips to make up for it.  Our first trip was to George Washington's home, Mount Vernon.  
This was our first visit.  We've went to Montpelier (James Madison) and Monticello (Thomas Jefferson) last summer on vacation.  Mount Vernon was every bit as wonderful...if not more.  In fact, we loved it so much that we upgraded our one day ticket for an annual pass. There was just too much to see in one day.  We did tour the house (Actually, it was very crowded, so we were kind of herded through the house and didn't really have a lot of time to take it all in.), the educational center and of course the gift shop.  We have much more to explore on the grounds and at a new gristmill.  And the gardens...not Jefferson's gardens, mind you, but lovely just the same.  I want to experience the seasonal changes over this next year.  

No comments: