Things we've been up to:
1) Every Christmas, Mt. Vernon opens up for night tours. We went a few weeks ago and had a ball. Literally, a ball. We learned how to dance like in Pride and Prejudice! I've always known I channeled Elizabeth Bennett, and Michael loved the movie when he watched it with me. We also met Mrs. Washington... she was so jolly, just sitting in her parlor waiting for the hubs to come home. Obviously, she was an actress, but seriously, she fit the part to a T. I wanted to give this lady a big squeeze and invite her over for some hot apple cider and Christmas caroling. Pictures are not allowed inside Mt. Vernon, but she was very plump, had poofy white hair, rosy cheeks, a beautiful gown, and basically looked like the female version of Santa Claus.
Fact: George Washington was fascinated with exotic animals! I never knew this, but apparently George would bring animals to his home to entertain his guests and grandchildren.
Aladdin, a camel.
Key Bridge from Georgetown to Rosslyn