Monday, April 13, 2009
Mt Vernon View from Potomac Side with red bud
I left Dick and Jean's home in Gaithersburg this morning and made it to old downtown Alexandria on my way to Mt Vernon. There is a lot of traffic here close to DC, likely a different picture than in 1928 when Noah Elwood and my dad visited here. I thought of them as likely the only Weavers to get here in the 20th century. Here I am in the 21st to take a tour of the mansion and then to go through the gardens, and finally the 3 mile trip to the mill and distillery that were part of Washington's extensive estate. I am impressed that this is done by a private group, the Mount Vernon Ladies Association.