Monday, September 06, 2010
Our last day of vacation was spent at George and Martha Washington's Mount Vernon estate. It was breathtakingly beautiful. I could have spent the entire day there. It certainly made me think that if we lived nearby, we would spend an entire day. I learned that this estate and farm just sustained their family and slaves. They owned several hundred acres that provided them with a very comfortable income.
I loved the view from these arches. Their home was right on the river.
Martha was receiving guests. She was making bandages for the soldiers as she spoke. I could have listened to her for hours.
Surprisingly, this was just in a small walkway. I wish I could have one of these in our "garden".