Visiting Mount Vernon
Today we visited Mount Vernon. The options from the Cherry Hill RV park were to take the Metro system ( Subways 2 changes and 2 busses) total time estimate is 2.5 hours EACH way or drive there at about 45 minutes each way. We chose to drive. Not bad FOR Beltway traffic.
Mount Vernon was a great place to tour. It is a lot of walking. The property has been reduced from the size it was of 8,000 acres to about 500 acres. The property is large and wonderfully maintained as it was at the time when they lived here. It was an incredible experience to know that you were literally walking in the rooms that George Washington and his family had so many years ago. Standing in the room where Washington met with several of the founding fathers discussing the future of the country and visited with Lafayette.
The tour guides and reenactors were fantastic. We sat for a half an hour talking to and asking questions of George Washington’s granddaughter. She was great and did not break character for a moment. Even when someone asked a question that involved current time. When she asked where we were from and said Florida. She said “Oh the Spanish colonies. Well your English is very good.” Sorry but no video of our conversation.
Go here to find out more on Mount Vernon:
Wow the return trip was not the same as the drive down. For those who do not know what it is like to drive on a 10 lane highway. It can be CRAZY especially when it becomes a parking lot of solid cars all lanes. Which the Beltway was from time to time. Glad to only have to drive out tomorrow.
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