Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Mount Vernon

The last day of vacation was spent at Mount Vernon. It is a great place to learn some interesting history about George Washington while enjoying lots of space to move and explore.

Madison enjoyed the scavenger hunt they gave her at the beginning and was able to locate all the clues.

Overall, the highlight for the girls was all the farm animals and the fresh air to run freely in. Nora had hoped to spot a cardinal in DC, just like her stuffed one and the last day prooved to be our lucky day and we saw a number of them. These oxen were pretty cool and very friendly!

Just the other day, Madison was talking about the house tour and the last room that Washington had built on his house. So it is good to know that at least a little learning and retention took place. It was really a fabulous vacation that helped to build many special memories.


Kimberly said...

Sounds like a lovey trip and a great way to learn a little history.

Shay said...

We did Mt. Vernon (just an afternoon stop - it was too hot for much more) on our trip this summer and I was surprised at how much all three kids enjoyed it. Definitely worth the visit. Looks like you guys had a great day!

Andria said...

Fabulous pictures! I love the perspectives. I like the pic Madison with her leg crossed reading the paper. Cute!