Monday, 19 July 2010

MT Vernon


Hello friends and thanks for visiting! After sleeping off most of the jetlag and sorting through the suitcases, and even sewing again I thought it was about time to share some photos of our trip.
One of the highlights for me was our day at Mt Vernon, George Washington's farm on a beautiful hill overlooking the Potomac. It was a hot day but we waited in line for over an hour to tour inside - unfortunately no photos could be taken inside. I thoroughly enjoyed it though it was crowded, all the outbuildings were well maintained as were the grounds.
The children enjoyed meeting Lady Washington and posing for a pic!
What a great place to visit! The only thing was we had cycled from Alexandria on rental bicycles and when we went out to go back some 'nice ' people had stolen two of the bikes. What a stress! The rental store was very understanding and helped sort it out which was a big relief and we got back home in better spirits.

I have so many photos to sort through, that I will call it a night for now and will be back soon!




7 comments:

  1. what a bummer. glad they were understanding. the lady with the kids looks very realistic and friendly. I bet the trip was great despite the 'nice' people.
    Linda

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  2. Hello Christine.. I am so glad that you are back on the block!!..LOL... I am sure you had a wonderful time but I am glad you are all back home safe and sound.. Next time you have to come to Canada...LOL..
    Blessings...

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  3. Hi Christine! Love the pics, can't wait to see the rest. I am so sorry someone took your bikes, that's horrible!
    Kim

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  4. Welcome back Christine! Jet lag is horrible, it's great to get it slept off and put everything away! Not nice what happened about the bikes, but glad you got it sorted out...

    Carole x

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  5. Thought you were never going to post!!!!

    Real good to hear from you again and so glad you enjoyed your time away, despite the bike hiccup!

    Don't be long sifting those photo's-we are waiting:)

    Blessings, Shazy x

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  6. Welcome back Christine. Great pics :-)
    How many do you want :-)
    x x x

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  7. Wonderful photos. I love the one of the kids with Mrs. Washington. So sorry to hear about the bike episode.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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Thanks so much for expressing an interest - kind thoughts always appreciated!