Mount Vernon


It seems I am allergic to staying in one place these days. This weekend I crossed the mason-dixon again for some family fun and ended up going to Mount Vernon. Photos weren't allowed but I snuck some for you cause we're good like that.









I grew up fed a strict diet of historical sites. Jamestown, Williamsburg, Old Saint Mary's, Fort Ticonderoga, Gettysburg, Canterbury Shaker Village- you name it, I conquered it. Years have passed since I've been in full form and gosh, it's good to be home.

21 comments:

  1. Now I feel as if I need some porcelain myself.

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  2. that top photo is really nice! looks like a wonderful place to visit.

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  3. Ditto re. American historical sites being a staple of childhood. My mother used to threaten to drop us off at Sabbath Day Lake (the last living Shaker settlement c. the early nineties) if we weren't well-behaved little mongrels.

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  4. Photos aren't allowed? Did they move it to North Korea?

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  5. Wow! what a lovely place! Thanks for getting the photos and rebelling agaist the man :P I love taking sneaky photos!

    Ayesha x

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  6. Welcome home Amy. Glad you're able to take some time to restore.

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  7. so old school it's down-right colonial

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  8. Nice. I grew up on the east coast, in Boston, Baltimore, and DC. Mt Vernon is a treasure. Glad you got some cool shots without getting thrown in the dungeon.

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  9. I live five minutes from Mt. Vernon on the George Washington parkway. I absolutely love it there. George sure did know how to pick some real estate.

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  10. Oooh thank you for these! We were there this past April and I can't wait to go back.

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  11. I'm digging on those Chinoiserie mugs HARD.

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  12. Your photos are lovely, so evocative. Keep on conquering and reporting back to us!

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  13. Seriously Jay, isn't that little handle on the mug great??

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  14. Oh yea, I was raised the same way. I think I've been to every fort with 400 miles of New Orleans and we definitely hit up the Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill a few times.

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  15. Ha! I make fun of my husband for wanting to go to Williamsburg, because I think it's just a big tourist trap. Once I planned to take him there as a surprise, and found out what local hotels are charging.... I was right, it's a tourist trap! He'll have to make do with the local venue, Old Bethpage Village.

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  16. Go back to Historic St. Mary's! That's where I went to college. :-)

    PS-I don't think I've ever commented--hi! I've been reading for a little while and I love your blog.

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  17. that delicate sugar bowl is so lovely! visiting those kind museums here in germany always makes me so sad, rural live seems to have been so brutal in our poor area here. i´m always happy that i can leave those miserable houses behind me.

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  18. Thank you for reminding me that I want to go over to Edison's house and workshop in NJ now that I'm so much closer!

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  19. My sister and I were just commenting on how most of what we learned growing up was on summer break at the historical sites our family brought us to! And still, to this day, we seek them out. I like your sneeky photos very much :)

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  20. Mount Vernon is a great sneaky photo snapping spot. They occasionally offer tours that take you into the cellar of the main house and to a few secret spots around the property where you are allowed to take photos - very worth the few extra bucks!

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