|Brian, Anthony, Maureen and Tom in the garden|
|Sign with Mansion in the background.|
|Brian, Maureen and Anthony in front of Mt. Vernon|
|George and Martha Washington's Tomb|
|Anthony and Tom inspect the tomb|
|Pres. Washington swearing in - Museum Exhibit|
|Tom and Rob hamming it up at lunch|
We met our friends Maureen, Brian and their son Anthony on Sunday and visited George Washington's home, Mt. Vernon. Our friends came from Massachusetts to visit Washington, D.C. and enjoyed the musical "1776"- which they highly recommend, and toured some of the usual spots. We joined them one day for the Mt. Vernon tour - and noticed that the walking tour through the house was pretty quick. We were disappointed that it was so fast, and that the docents didn't really get to give much information about the house.
The museum was really informative, though, and had some nice short films of Washington's military history, Presidential history and legacy. We were disappointed that we didn't learn much about the house, the surrounding buildings, the architecture, or the gardens. Of course, it was cloudy, cool and misty in the morning. ** After the tour and the museum, which took about 2 1/2 hours we a fun lunch in Shirlington with our friend Jeff.