Once the warm weather hit DC we decided to get back into the swing of sightseeing and doing more “tourist” activities again. The city has so much to offer and I feel like we have barely scratched the surface! At the top of our list was a day at Mount Vernon. I love touring historical homes, and Mount Vernon is just gorgeous and most of it is original. Plus, George Washington slept there! As a history buff I don’t know if you can top that…
We just loved it (in fact we became members so we can return all year round). I had been in high school for a quick visit, but I didn’t remember how large the property is. On top of the home itself there are acres and acres of gardens and farmland, even a working mill. The in the gardens flowers are from all over, because Washington used to receive exotic seeds as gifts. Plus, the restaurant is delicious and so very charming. I highly recommend the peanut soup.
I couldn’t wait to wear this new navy dress. I love that it has a cap sleeve and embroidery detailing, and that the fabric is light and has a lovely drape. The pops of yellow make me very happy too - I couldn’t wait to pick up these yellow earrings to pair it with. They are very light and didn’t bother me after wearing them all day both Saturday and Sunday. I think yellow might be my color of the summer; I can’t wait to pair these earrings with lots of yellow prints. It’s just such a sunny color!
I can’t wait to return to Mount Vernon when my parents come in July. I bet it looks super patriotic then! I’m also looking forward to reading more about George Washington. The fact that he voluntarily relinquished power is so impressive (and rare). The book 1776 looks like a good place to start. Do you have any biography recommendations?