George Washington’s Mt Vernon

I had been to Mt Vernon with my family for the Bicentennial in the spring of 1976.  I remember stepping out of the car in the parking lot and smelling the most fragrant magnolias I have ever smelled.  Going in late fall is different, but there were other differences too.  They have continued renovating and researching the site, so taking Mark to see it today, we both had new things to learn. Continue reading

Mt Vernon Tulip Festival

The whole month of April is the world famous Mt Vernon Tulip Festival.  There are a number of tulip, daffodil and iris farms in the area.  The two biggest tulip farms are Tulip Town and Roozengaarde.  Roozengaarde offers a military discount, so Mark and I went there yesterday.  It has taken some time to transfer the pictures we took and edit them, but I am finally ready to publish some of the best of them here… Continue reading