Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A Candlelight Tour of Mt Vernon

I decided to have a surprise for Jay this time. Sunday late afternoon we headed out but Jay didn't know where we were going..... that is until we found out that there was some bridge construction and I didn't know another way to get to our destination - so I had to tell him. That was ok though - he had patiently waited all week to find out we were going on a candlelight tour of Mt Vernon, George and Martha Washington's home. It was so pretty and not nearly as cold as the night we toured the zoo. They had a lot of lanterns to light the paths plus there was a nearly full moon. The mansion was beautiful but we couldn't take inside pictures there - so you'll have to use your imagination!

This is a picture of one of the slaves quarters - there were many beds in this one little room. And....hay for a mattress.

This was a small room outside of the mansion that belonged to their land manager. Doesn't look very cozy - and nothing at all compared to the mansion.

There was a lot of nice music to listen to outside around the gardens and walkways.

Inside the museum, there were many beautiful Christmas trees. It was a nice evening and we enjoyed seeing the historical place!

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