A chat with Lady Washington and people watching at the pool

Jun 27, 2012
Those things go together right?  Well, they should simply because that is what I did today. We toured George and Martha Washington's estate, Mount Vernon in Virginia.  If you ever go to Washington DC, you need to make Mount Vernon a stop. 

My friend and I were so impressed with everything they offer there.  Admission to the main estate was $15 for adults and it was worth every penny.  I had no idea how grand the estate was. Wer're talking 8,000 acres people!!!

It was breath-taking, especially when I realized that I was walking around where George Washington used to LIVE.  HE used to walk around here!  It was amazing being so close to someone that famous and important in history.  The historians said that most of what was in the house was their original belongings and they were arranged how they had it.  WOW!!! Martha liked some color.  There was one room that was very green.  And it didn't look too bad.   

I wish I had pictures of the inside of the house, but no photography allowed in the main house in order to preserve everthing. 

Sitting on the bak porch was a very cute old lady portraying Lady Washington.  She was accompanied by another lady portraying Mrs. Washington's lady maid.  They were sitting there working on their knitting and needlepoint just chatting away with the visitors and telling stories.  Too cute!
Thouroughly enjoyed the whole experience!  Well done Mount Vernon staff, well done!

After Mount Vernon we hit the pool. I am a people watcher and boy were there interesting things going on today.  We met a lifeguard who was nicknamed (by us of course) as the pool nazi.  Not a very kind person, but appearently I missed his little show.  My friend saw him stand at the edge of the pool, start singing and shake his bum a little.  I was so mad I missed it.  She could have just made it up I guess, but I don't think she would make anything up about pool nazi. 

The other entertainment at the pool were three boys maybe 10 or 11 yrs old standing outside the pool fence throwing stuff up at the frame of the building and running away.  They did this several times and we heard one of them say "Oh he got 3 out!", or "He got 4!"  We were guessing they found a hornet's nest.  They ran off to their house before they got the hornets too angry, so no bee stings for them today.  Oy, boys. 


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