Hi all! This is Libby. So, here we go again on the seemingly unending stream of posts. Ugh. I can't wait until we can post about other things again. Well, I best start. So, early in the morning, we drove to Mount Vernon. This is the outside. Mom commented that she thought it would be bigger. We took a tour of the house first, but they didn't allow pictures on the inside.
Next we went to see Washington's tomb.
We passed by this ewe on the trail. It was enclosed, don't worry.
Marie-Grace, Jewel and I walking along the trail. I commented to Marie-Grace that Jewel's outfit didn't look like the outfit of a super shy person.
This was one of the slave cabins. In this picture you can see how gorgeous the fall colors were then.
Next, we went to the cool gardens.
Marie-Grace loved taking pictures of the flowers in the gardens.
This is the smithy. When the guy pounded the plate-thing with that little hammer, it was SOOOOOO loud! We all covered our ears, even Jewel, who had so far been acting far to shy to do anything!
The next day, we left Washington DC and traveled to Gettysburg. First we watched the cyclorama, telling about the battle of Gettysburg. You can look HERE to find out more about that.
Then we looked around the museum. This was an interment something like a trumpet, but the horn part would go back over your shoulder so the soldiers marching behind you could hear the music you were playing.
As you can see, here is the Gettysburg address embedded in a rock.
In the gift shop, we bought a CD that guided us to different sites of the battlefield, telling us the history of the different sites as we got there.
This was one of the sites were there was a little tower. We stopped and played there for a pretty long while. Well, I better be going.
Have you ever been to Gettysburg or Mont Vernon?