Sunday, February 17, 2008
Mom and I decided that the best possible way to kick off our President's Day weekend was by visiting Mount Vernon, the family home of George Washington. Once we arrived (after getting a bit lost on the -267 E-495 S-95 N-1 S- freeway combination) we had a great time!
We visited with Martha, but sadly never touched bases with George - we spotted him from behind though - he looked pretty good for 276 years old!
When asked their favorite aspect of our outing the kids replies were as follows.
N: "Fort Necessity was awesome. It was soooooo bloody."
Fort Necessity was the British Fort under Washington's command during the French and Indian War. The museum on the estate grounds had a miniature diorama of the carnage at the Fort after the British/Colonists were attacked by the French/Indians. It was indeed, bloody.
A: "I liked going into the Mansion House because it was really big. Way bigger than our house - which is not very big, you know.
Well, here is a big fat apology to my daughter for moving her across the country where real estate is just plain e-x-p-e-n-s-i-v-e. She has her own room, so she can go sit in it, and mope about our diminutive real estate holdings.
Z: "I thought I liked Martha, but I don't. She was fake. I liked nothing. Mount Vernon is boring. I like the dogs in the parking lot.
Happy President's Day!