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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Mount Vernon - A National Treasure


Linking to Tuesday Treasures





I visited Mount Vernon today, home of George Washington, with a friend visiting from North Dakota.  She hadn't been to Mount Vernon since she took a bus trip with her mother here years ago.

It was a glorious spring day.  Trees and blooms were much further along than they are at my house.  


I especially enjoyed seeing the redbuds in bloom.





Can you beat the blue of that sky?



You can even see the blue reflected in the glass.




And what a wonderful setting for a home on the Potomac River!


Our founding fathers offered George the kingship, but he turned it down.  He also turned down running for a third term as president and the smooth transition of power made a start there.

His carriage though looks fit enough for a king.












11 comments:

Rose said...

I have never been there, but would love to see it. A beautiful place for a great man.

happywonderer.com said...

What a beautiful day to visit this National treasure...

doodles n daydreams said...

A lovely day for a lovely day out. Yes that carriage looks like a Landau and could be in the queen of England's stable of cars etc.

Diana

Bethany Carson said...

What a beautiful place to visit! Loved the redbuds especially, but all the other photos as well. Thanks so much for sharing!

Margaret Adamson said...

A lovely visit to this place with your friend. The blossom is gorgeous and I wouldlove a ride in that carriage.

Kay said...

These are awesome photos of Mt. Vernon. We haven't been there in such a long time. It sure is beautiful in springtime.

Nicol Carm said...

You had a wonderful day for this trip. I love your pictures with he redbuds in bloom.

Tom said...

Now this is a treasure! I haven't been for a visit in over 50 years, thanks for taking me along. I'm glad that you have been able to take time share this, please hurry back.

Arti said...

A perfect day to visit such a beautiful place with blooming trees. I have been there with my host family in 1977 during my exchange year. Like to see it again.

Latane Barton said...

I haven't been to Mt. Vernon in a LARGE number of years so your post brought back tons of memories. Thanks for letting me tag along, Marcia.

Betsy Adams said...

Ah---memories. I haven't been to Mt. Vernon probably since I was a teen... We need to go back sometime. So gorgeous.

Great set of pictures. Our RedBuds are pretty like that but none of our big trees have leaves YET.

Hope you had a great time with your friend.
Hugs,
Betsy

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