We couldn't visit the D.C. area without stopping to see George Washington's estate at Mt. Vernon. Luckily for us it was only about 15-20 minutes from Older Son's house and our trusty GPS directed us to it without a hitch.
If you are visiting the Washington D.C. area this is a 'must-see'. Between the Missus and I, we've visited the Kennedy, Reagan, Ford, and Nixon library-museums and Harrison's house in Louisville KY. When we retire we hope to keep adding to our presidential visits.
|I think George was accurate in this statement|
|It was a beautiful day to visit Mt. Vernon, not too humid or hot|
|Eagerly waiting our turn to enter the main building|
|Almost there! No pictures allowed inside - you have to go in person to see for yourself|
|An invention of George's - the horses go round and round inside the structure and their hooves sift out the grain which fell below from the rest which stayed above. That's the Missus headed up to see the demonstration|
|The grain fell here and would be stored until it could be further processed. Pretty clever!|
|George's riding chair - just what a gentleman needed in that time|
|And his carriage|
|The memorials to the slaves who lived and died at Mt. Vernon|
|The resting place of George and Martha Washington|
|Other Washington relatives are buried outside of the mausoleum|
|George's resting place|
|Young Son contemplates the 'necessary' Must have been a challenge in the winter!|
|Three spots, no waiting needed!|