|When we woke up, we packed up and checked out of the hotel and took a short scenic drive along the George Washington Memorial Parkway south through Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve and on to the end of the parkway at Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington. We purchased our tickets and had over an hour to explore the property before our timed entry into the mansion. Being spring time, there were many baby animals throughout the grounds, including cows, pigs, sheep, and chickens. We also walked through the several gardens on the property and saw Washington's tomb. When the time came, we did our tour through the mansion, which has been renovated such that the the colors and furnishings are historically accurate to the time of Washington's death in 1799. After finishing the tour, we stopped by the food court to get some lunch before making the drive back home.