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Recently, Christian and I made the trip down to Mount Vernon, the home of America's First President George Washington. It was amazing to see the grounds where President Washington resided and learn more about his life. Christian had completed his senior thesis on George Washington and his contributions to the founding of the United States. Christian had won Best Senior Thesis so it made sense to celebrate his accomplishments in the home of the man he wrote about.
The home was filled with interesting inventions, such as the chair fan. If you've ever been to Mount Vernon you would know what I'm talking about. If you haven't made the trip to this beautiful location, well, you'll need to go to find out what the chair fan is. It's pretty hard to describe and I wasn't allowed to take photos inside the house, unfortunately. Just know that it's pretty innovative for their time.
Finds out good ol' George was quite the botanist, amongst other things. The gardens were my favorite part of the house grounds. There were two gardens, as well as orchards and farming fields. the gardens were absolutely stunning and filled with gorgeous flowers. Fortunately, I remembered to bring my new DSLR so I took the opportunity to practice my photography skills. What do you think of these floral shots?
Have you ever been to Mount Vernon? What is your favorite historical place?