Monday, March 19, 2012

Visting Mt. Vernon!

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.

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Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next