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Mount Vernon - 1

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 Mansion tour begins at the structure on the left, which is the servant's hall.

 Inside the servant's hall:

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.



  1. Field trips with the kiddos was always the best!! What an amazing place. Love the view.

  2. Fun share, Cristina! We live in Va Beach and have been talking about going to DC for about two years now! It's so silly that we haven't gone yet! I also have a fifth grader (boy) moving to middle school next year...they are growing up so quickly!

  3. Christina, I LOVE MOUNT VERNON!!. In fact, Mount Vernon and Monticello are two of my favorite places to visit. You are so fortunate to live in the DC area. We love visiting, and it's one of our daughter's favorite places to visit.

    So happy you got to chaperone this field trip! Looks like you had a wonderful time!



  4. It looks so awesome! I'm glad you were able to be a chaperone so you could see it as well. I like the chairs all connected together - how neat! And that cupola is really pretty. If I'm ever in the area I'll have to check this out for sure!

  5. Wonderful pics of Mt. Vernon. Thanks.

  6. Cristina,
    What a beautiful and treasured Historical post you have given us today! Thank you so much!

  7. Truly one of my favorite places to visit in our area. The views are magnificent and that house is amazing. :) Glad you had such a wonderful time. :)

  8. I've never been there and so I really appreciate your tour Cristina! Thanks a bunch! I agree, that cupola is beautiful and the estate itself, truly beautiful! Your looking great yourself Cristina! Love the curls!:-)

  9. Loved this post and looking forward to the next one. I'm taking my Girl Scout troop to DC and we will be going here also.

    Since you live in DC I was wondering if you had any great ideas of places we must see and good but not expensive places we could eat at.


  10. You and your precious son look so sweet together at Mt. Vernon! It is one of my favorite historical spots. NOw that the visitor center is set up and the museum is so beautifully done it is a joy!
    Thanks for stopping by StoneGable and sharing your patriotic stars at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS!

  11. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    I've been blessed enough to have traveled to many of our states, and other countries . . . and I must tell you that Mount Vernon is one of the most beautiful places that I have ever visited.
    I loved seeing your photos. It sure brings back alot of memories!

  12. What a beautiful post - WOW - love love love this place -

  13. I visited Mt. Vernon as a kid -- thank you for these beautiful photos -- it took me right back there!

  14. I love touring old homes, especially historic ones like much character!!! Precious fella there, great picture of the two of you!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

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