The other day I shared with you that these pink bunny slippers were very special ...
Look who showed up on my doorstep wearing those cute little pinkies ... Sweet TeA
And, yes, Tanza is now back up & blogging. You must stop by for a visit with this precious sweetie. Oh, how we have all missed her.
Then we were off to Mt. Vernon for the rest of the day. We take country roads as often as possible to give everyone a better overview of the beauty vs. freeways. Sweet TeA had to have a moment on the front porch ... the view is spectacular. She, & her Mother, were in awe of the beauty they were surrounded by. The following pictures are all taken in the home & on the grounds of Mt. Vernon. Enjoy!!
George Washington acquired Mount Vernon in 1754. During the next 45 years he greatly expanded his home to reflect his status as a Virginia gentleman, personally overseeing every detail of design, construction and decoration – even when away at war. The Mansion has been restored to how it would have looked when Washington died in 1799. Some of the most notable items in the Mansion include the key to the Bastille, presented to Washington by the Marquis de Lafayette, and a swivel chair Washington used during his presidency. Other objects, such as the harpsichord Washington bought for his step-granddaughter, are treasured items that depict social and domestic practices of the day.
George Washington, Commander-in-Chief of American forces in the Revolutionary War and the first President of the United States, called Mount Vernon home for more than 40 years. George Washington and his wife Martha Washington lived at Mount Vernon, which is now the most popular historic estate in America. Situated along the Potomac River in Northern Virginia, Mount Vernon is just 16 miles south of Washington, D.C.
Today, guests to Mount Vernon can visit the Mansion, more than a dozen original structures, Washington’s Tomb, and nearly 50 acres of his extensive plantation. The estate also includes a working blacksmith shop and the George Washington: Pioneer Farmer site, a 4-acre demonstration farm with a reconstructed slave cabin and 16-sided treading barn.
Just 3 miles down the road from the Mansion, George Washington’s Distillery and Gristmill have been reconstructed and are open seasonally. Both fully functioning, Washington's fascinating mill and distillery tell their story of Washington as a master entrepreneur.
Mount Vernon is an American landmark and a lasting reminder of the life and legacy of the Father of Our Country. Visit Mount Vernon, and discover the real George Washington. (internet data)
TeA being carried off in this coach; can't you?
Tanza will be sharing lots more of her travels & stay with us. We were on the road 12 hours a day for 6 days. Then her handsome darling son, T, joined us for the last day of her stay. We are keeping him, for sure!!
This family is one of the most beautiful families ever. It was chatter, antiquing, shopping, eating, sight-seeing every day ... & rich desserts after dinner every night. We decided to adopt them as our extended family, & they us ... we fell in love with each of them.
More to come on this visit ... PA Amish country.