An old blog post which I hope you don’t mind me revisiting. I haven’t had a chance to take any nature photos since our last walk. Yesterday was Thanksgiving here. For those of you who were celebrating, I hope your day was wonderful. To all those who had a regular day, I hope your day was wonderful too.
Since we have lived in this area we have visited George Washington's home, Mount Vernon, on several occasions. Usually this is where we take family and friends who have been visiting at the time. My first photos show the likeness of General Washington, and below these I have included several of his quotes.
Depending on the time of the year, the lines can be very long and our guests on occasion, understandably so, do not want to wait the two hours it might take to get inside the house. This has often been in the height of the summer when it is very hot and humid. However, the walk around the grounds alone is well worth the visit and they have a lovely garden. And the Fall is a great time to go for less crowds, and also reasonable weather, especially in October.
Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.
Knowledge is, in every country, the surest basis of public happiness.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
The best means of forming a manly, virtuous, and happy people will be found in the right education of youth. Without this foundation, every other means, in my opinion, must fail.
There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily.
We must take human nature as we find it. Perfection falls not to the share of mortals.
What a fascinating and informative post. Thank you.ReplyDelete
You are very welcome Sue, thank you :)Delete
I would certainly enjoy visiting there.ReplyDelete
As do I, thanks William :)Delete
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Mount Vernon sounds like a great place to visit, thanks for sharing the information and the Quotes. Take care, enjoy your day and the weekend!
We did thank you Eileen and I hope you did also. Glad you enjoyed and you enjoy your day and weekend also :)Delete
One of my favorite, as I mentioned last week, landmarks of the D C area.ReplyDelete
Thanks Anni, it is to me also :)Delete
Lovely post. I wouldn't stand in line for two hours to see anything because I have never had to.ReplyDelete
Thank you Margaret, I would not be physically able to do stand for two hours. I feel fortunate we don't live too far away as we can visit when it is quieter.Delete
Looks like another great place to visit.ReplyDelete
Thank you Ann, we do enjoy it. I forgot to mention the great gift shop it has. Wonderful to browse around but for that you don't have to buy a ticket.Delete
As much as we enjoy visiting new places, I know that a long wait would out us off as well, Denise, especially in warmer months. Your suggestion in off peak times is a good one. We have visited Jefferson’s home if Monticello but not yet Mount Vernon, perhaps a future road trip.ReplyDelete
And for most of us Dorothy. I am always amazed at the long lines but when people come from here and all over the world to buy tickets, for them it is worth the wait.Delete
What a nice home Washington lived in. I just love it. And he was such a handsome man, too.ReplyDelete
He certainly did and it's a very interesting place to walk in his footsteps :)Delete
A large home.ReplyDelete
Very much so! :)Delete
the stained glass is just gorgeous! His quotes will stand for ever and now we have access on the internet.ReplyDelete
I agree Sandra on everything you said :)Delete
Ole George was a wise man.ReplyDelete
I love the quotes you found.
I love the stained glass.
He was Yogi :) and so glad you enjoyed.Delete
The stained glass is gorgeous! Enjoy your weekend.ReplyDelete
I agree, I love stained glass in general, and especially the stories they tell :)Delete
I've always wanted to visit Mt. Vernon and yet to go. So thanks for sharing these. Lovely!ReplyDelete
You are very welcome Jeanie, do hope you can visit one day :)Delete
That stained glass is wonderful.ReplyDelete
All the best Jan
It is Jan, thank you and all the best to you too :)Delete
These look wonderful. Wishing you a great Thanksgiving weekend!ReplyDelete
Thank you Nas, and I appreciate your Thanksgiving wishes :)Delete