Moriguchis on a Dream Adventure travel blog

The family of George Washington, a sculpture standing in the museum.

A renactment of Martha Washingtion telling her story .

Back view of the mansion over looking the Potomac River.

Joyce and Carol relaxing on the back porch of George Washington's mansion.

Cherry Tree

Washington's wheels.

View from Mount Vernon

another view of the Potomac River from Mt. Vernon.

What a beautiful, pristine and serene vew of the Potomac River.

Front view of the mansion

Mount Vernon, George Washington's mansion.

Sheep being raised on the farm

(Gene & Carol writing)

Well, I'm sure you've all heard of the story of George Washington "chopping down the cherry tree". When asked who did it, he replied, "Father, I cannot tell a lie.". Well, since we were so close to his estate, we thought we would try to see if there was any truth in that story. So today we went to see George Washington's mansion in Mount Vernon,VA.

There was an admission charge of $14 (seniors) to visit the estate and tour the mansion. My sister, Kay paid for our admission. It was quite interesting to tour the estate of our 1st president. George Washington died in the master bedroom of his mansion at Mount Vernon on Dec. 14, 1799. In his will, he specified that he be buried at Mount Vernon.

Today, many people come to view his tomb, which we were fortunate to see. As we toured his mansion, what a picturesque view of the Potomac River we saw as we stood on the back porch of his mansion. It was quite interesting to walk through an actual colonial mansion and to see original paintings owned by George Washington and other personal effects.

DO YOU KNOW OR DO YOU CARE.... George Washington did not have his own children. He married a widow named Martha Custis and she had 2 children, John Parke and Martha Parke Custis. As far as any truth to the cherry tree story,there seems to be no proof of the tale about young George Washington chopping down a cherry tree and admitting when caught "Father, I cannot tell a lie." True or not, it has inspired honesty in countless generations of youth. Believe it or not this was all I remember about George Washington other than being the 1st president. (Gene comments)....(gene & carol)

GOD'S PROMISE FOR TODAY; GOD'S FAITHFULNESS "Because His compassions fail not, They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness." (Lamentations 3:22-23)

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