I haven’t blogged about sightseeing in a long time, but I have a wonderful day to share.
Last Saturday was about the most beautiful day possible in Virginia. Temperatures in the 70s, blue skies with fluffy white clouds. My husband and I went to Mount Vernon.
Mount Vernon is, of course, was the plantation home of George Washington, the first President of the United States of America. It was built in the neoclassical Georgian style and is situated on the banks of the Potomac River, in as lovely a setting as you could imagine. I can remember visiting there as a child and looking out upon the river and imagining myself living in the 1700s.
I was dreaming about living in the past even then.
The dh and I didn’t tour the mansion at Mount Vernon this time, but the last time I was there my Australian friend, Melissa James, had been visiting and we did tour the house. I remember thinking that the lords and ladies of the Georgian and Regency aristocracy would have considered Mount Vernon as a quaint cottage. Mount Vernon could hardly compare to the great country houses I visited in England.
Yep. That’s a replica of George Washington’s privy.
It was a perfect day!
Have you had a day like that???