Photos From Mount Vernon and More…

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pThis past weekend, Christine, Bonnie “Noni,” the kids and I all ventured to the Mount Vernon Estate. You might remember Mount Vernon in your history books as the home of George and Martha Washington. George Washington also happened to be the General of the Continental Army and first President of the United States. George and Martha Washington also happen to be interred on the property. It stands about 8 miles south of the southern border of Alexandria, VA. It is very close for Christine and I to get to./ppLast weekend happened to be the best weather conditions and we didn’t need jackets. Just a light sweater or sweatshirt was enough. The sun was shining and the leaves still look amazing for this time of year, post-peak fall foliage coloring by just a couple weeks./ppPersonally, I haven’t been to Mount Vernon to look around since I was a part of the state finalist team for Nevada in the a href=”http://new.civiced.org/” target=”_blank”We the People competition/a in 1999. The place has changed quite a bit since the addition of a learning museum at the entrance./ppWe happened to visit on the same day that Ex-White House Executive Pastry Chef, Ronald Mesnier and his crew of pastry chef assistants were building a replica of Mount Vernon as a gingerbread house. It was a sight to see./ppThey also had many Christmas trees erected filled with ornaments for sale featuring model Mount Vernon Mansions or previous U.S. Presidents, etc. A great sense of the Americana feel was imbued on each ornament./ppWell, anyway, we took a couple pictures there in our plan to capture Nolan’s newborn pictures ourselves. I think we walked away with a couple winners. What do you think?/pdiv style=”margin:0 auto; clear: both; padding-left: 2.5em; width: 500px; text-align: center;”div style=”text-align: center;”a href=”http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4128/5196729612_9fa71bfcef_b.jpg” target=”_blank”img style=”border: none; float: left; margin: 0px;” src=”http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4128/5196729612_9fa71bfcef_m.jpg” border=”0″ alt=”Ainsleigh Meets Nolan” title=”Ainsleigh Meets Nolan” //aa href=”http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4092/5196595402_1673d3b06d_b.jpg” target=”_blank”img style=”border: none; float: right; margin: 0px;” title=”Nolan’s First Bath in the Hospital” src=”http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4092/5196595402_1673d3b06d_m.jpg” border=”0″ alt=”Nolan’s First Bath in the Hospital” //a/divdiv style=”clear: both; margin-top: 2.5em; margin-bottom: .5em; text-align: center;”div style=”float: left; width: 245px;”a style=”font-size: 0.85em; font-style: italic;” href=”http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4126/5195991327_508ba21de9_b.jpg” target=”_blank”img style=”border: none; float: right; margin-top: 1.5em;” title=”I’ll Always Be Your Mommy” src=”http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4126/5195991327_508ba21de9_m.jpg” border=”0″ alt=”I’ll Always Be Your Mommy” //a/divdiv style=”float: right; width: 245px;”a style=”font-size: 0.85em; font-style: italic;” href=”http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4111/5196583562_589ae6c6e2_b.jpg” target=”_blank”img style=”border: none; float: right; margin-top: 1.5em;” title=”Wow” src=”http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4111/5196583562_589ae6c6e2_m.jpg” border=”0″ alt=”Wow” //a/div/divdiv style=”clear: both; margin-top: 0.5em; text-align: center;”div style=”float: left; width: 245px;”a style=”font-size: 0.85em; font-style: italic;” href=”http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4129/5196122355_cc95352321_b.jpg” target=”_blank”img style=”border: none; float: right; margin-top: 1.5em;” title=”Mount Vernon Gingerbread House” src=”http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4129/5196122355_cc95352321_m.jpg” border=”0″ alt=”Mount Vernon Gingerbread House” //a/divdiv style=”float: right; width: 245px;”a style=”font-size: 0.85em; font-style: italic;” href=”http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4113/5196124025_a0ef72088e_b.jpg” target=”_blank”img style=”border: none; float: right; margin-top: 1.5em;” title=”Mount Vernon Ornament” src=”http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4113/5196124025_a0ef72088e_m.jpg” border=”0″ alt=”Mount Vernon Ornament” //a/div/divdiv style=”clear: both; margin-top: 0.5em; text-align: center;”div style=”float: left; width: 245px;”a style=”font-size: 0.85em; font-style: italic;” href=”http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4129/5195992939_e5865eb887_b.jpg” target=”_blank”img style=”border: none; float: right; margin-top: 1.5em;” title=”Model Mount Vernon” src=”http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4129/5195992939_e5865eb887_m.jpg” border=”0″ alt=”Model Mount Vernon” //a/divdiv style=”float: right; width: 245px;”a style=”font-size: 0.85em; font-style: italic;” href=”http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5082/5196594756_7b35a2733b_b.jpg” target=”_blank”img style=”border: none; float: left; margin-top: 1.5em;” title=”Mount Vernon Patio” src=”http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5082/5196594756_7b35a2733b_m.jpg” border=”0″ alt=”Mount Vernon Patio” //a/div/divdiv style=”clear: both; margin-top: 0.5em; text-align: center;”div style=”float: left; width: 245px;”a style=”font-size: 0.85em; font-style: italic;” href=”http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4153/5195979373_57047e3150_b.jpg” target=”_blank”img style=”border: none; float: right; margin-top: 1.5em;” title=”Look at the Camera” src=”http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4153/5195979373_57047e3150_m.jpg” border=”0″ alt=”Look at the Camera” //a/divdiv style=”float: right; width: 245px;”a style=”font-size: 0.85em; font-style: italic;” href=”http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4131/5195971025_e250a8965c_b.jpg” target=”_blank”img style=”border: none; float: right; margin-top: 1.5em;” title=”Mommy Kisses” src=”http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4131/5195971025_e250a8965c_m.jpg” border=”0″ alt=”Mommy Kisses” //a/div/divdiv style=”clear: both; margin-top: 0.5em; text-align: center;”div style=”float: left; width: 245px;”a style=”font-size: 0.85em; font-style: italic;” href=”http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4126/5196567204_801426de27_b.jpg” target=”_blank”img style=”border: none; float: right; margin-top: 1.5em;” title=”Family at a Wooden Fence (Burned Edges)” src=”http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4126/5196567204_801426de27_m.jpg” border=”0″ alt=”Family at a Wooden Fence (Burned Edges)” //a/divdiv style=”float: right; width: 245px;”a style=”font-size: 0.85em; font-style: italic;” href=”http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4129/5195969411_4e41ede53a_b.jpg” target=”_blank”img style=”border: none; float: right; margin-top: 1.5em;” title=”Fun in the Leaves” src=”http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4129/5195969411_4e41ede53a_m.jpg” border=”0″ alt=”Fun in the Leaves” //a/div/divdiv style=”clear: both; margin-top: 0.5em; text-align: center;”div style=”float: left; width: 245px;”a style=”font-size: 0.85em; font-style: italic;” href=”http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4153/5195963691_7a68bb596f_b.jpg” target=”_blank”img style=”border: none; float: right; margin-top: 1.5em;” title=”Moments Before Giving Birth” src=”http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4153/5195963691_7a68bb596f_m.jpg” border=”0″ alt=”Moments Before Giving Birth” //a/divdiv style=”float: right; width: 245px;”a style=”font-size: 0.85em; font-style: italic;” href=”http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1233/5166356061_1e53d99729_b.jpg” target=”_blank”img style=”border: none; float: right; margin-top: 1.5em;” title=”All Wrapped Up” src=”http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1233/5166356061_1e53d99729_m.jpg” border=”0″ alt=”All Wrapped Up” //a/div/divdiv style=”clear: both; margin-top: 0.5em; text-align: center;”div style=”float: left; width: 245px;”a style=”font-size: 0.85em; font-style: italic;” href=”http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4113/5195970663_cc56c366c4_b.jpg” target=”_blank”img style=”border: none; float: right; margin-top: 1.5em;” title=”A Running Smile” src=”http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4113/5195970663_cc56c366c4_m.jpg” border=”0″ alt=”A Running Smile” //a/divdiv style=”float: right; 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8 responses to “Photos From Mount Vernon and More…”

  1. Jill says:

    Great pictures Will! I went to Mount Vernon when I was in 8th grade and remember getting the best fudge. I want to take my kids on the whole tour I went on, they just need to be a little older. Nolan looks so little!

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  2. Will Hull says:

    Thanks Jill. We have an annual pass, so if you ever come out it is easy for us to get to.

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