Thursday, January 3, 2013

December 30, 2012 - Day 4 in Washington D.C.

Today we took the rental car and headed over to Mt. Vernon and spent the day.  We did the special National Treasure tour and got to see all the cool places and things that were in the movie since part of it was filmed at Mt. Vernon.  I got over 16,000 steps this day (helped that we drove to and from our destination).  Couldn't take pictures while inside the house unfortunately, but we got to see the bed that George Washington died on and the bed that Martha Washington died on.  Kind of creepy and cool at the same time!

Gas prices in downtown D.C.  Near the car rental place just outside downtown, it was $1 cheaper.

The Thanksgiving turkeys

The womens' slave building (the men had a separate room).

The view of the Potomac from their back yard

The pigs

The bulls

The crops

Another view of the Potomac by the family vault

George Washington's workshop

George Washington's house

The Christmas camel (George Washington brought one over for Christmas to entertain guests)

George Washington's casket
Martha Washington's casket

The slaves kitchen

George Washington's house from the back

The Potomac near George Washington's wharf

The barn

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