It's been really busy around here with all of the end of the school year activities going on with my kids, concerts for both of my kids, driving my high schooler during exam weeks, but perhaps, the one with the busiest schedule is my fifth grader who is having field day, patrol picnic, fifth grade picnic, field trip, and next week promotion day!
Well, besides all that, yesterday we were also visiting his new school, his new middle school, where he was able to meet the Treasurer of the United States Mrs. Rosie Gumataotao Rios and Mr. Roberto Clemente Jr.
Needles to say, he was pretty excited about this whole experience, but he was also really happy that Mrs. Rios gave him a signed one dollar bill. :)
Well, back to this post today, as soon as I knew Mount Vernon was the field trip destination I gave my name to be considered as a chaperon, and I was glad to be chosen!
Now, let me tell you... I don't know what in the world I was thinking for not visiting this place before! Living in the Washington D.C. area and not knowing Mount Vernon? No excuse at all!
The George Washington Estate it's huge, beautiful and the weather that day couldn't be any better!
This first post it's about the Mansion, pictures of the interior of the Mansion are not allowed, but you can visit their web-site HERE where you can have a virtual tour.
A close up of the mansion.
The kitchen (picture below), is located on the right side of the mansion.
The back of the house is just as magnificent as the front.
I love all the architectural elements it has.
The cupola is one of my favorites.
This long row of Windsor chairs calls anyone's attention.
They are all connected.
You can sit there and enjoy the view.
And what a view! The Potomac river in all its glory.
This Palladian window is located on the northern side of the mansion.
One of the things I deeply enjoyed was witnessing so many giant old trees like this one.
This Tulip-Poplar (circa 1766), got my group's interest! Two pictures were put together to capture its beauty. Isn't it amazing?!
Here with my son, having a great time!
Lots more on my second and final Mount Vernon post, HERE.
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