Travel Diary: Washington, D.C. – Day 2 continued

George Washington’s former plantation, Mount Vernon, offers a variety of interesting and historical sites for all ages!  After touring the Mansion and gardens, my husband and I stopped at one of the outbuildings on the grounds where a woman portrays Martha Washington and stays in character, answering questions from the crowd.  She was very entertaining and knowledgeable!


At one point in time, there were 316 slaves living at Mount Vernon.  They were freed after George Washington’s death, which he directed in his Last Will and Testament.


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A Word A Week Photo Challenge: Industrial

Sue’s Photo Challenge this week at her blog…A Word in your Ear is “Industrial”.  At first I wasn’t sure I had any photos that would portray this word…but…I did!  I think that’s what’s so addictive about these photo challenges…searching through your photos and the sense of accomplishment when you find what you feel are the “perfect ones”!


My husband and I were hiking at Stonelick Lake in Ohio this past summer and there was a tractor show and some other activities.  This blacksmith was demonstrating his trade. Continue reading