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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.