Sunday, October 23, 2011

(295) Virginia - day 3 * Montpelier & Monticello *

Another busy day! Before leaving the Fredericksburg area we hit the Marine museum at Quantico. It was another place that I'd been to before, but still worth a second visit. One of the main reasons for the visit was its penny machine. You'll have to read Dyana's post about penny machines.

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One of my favorite things in the museum - the flag flown in the iconic photo at Iwo Jima:

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When we last brought the kids out to Virginia for a visit, we went out to Thomas Jefferson's Monticello. As cool as it was, I was disappointed - bad weather and bad attitudes. Young teens don't appreciate history, it seems. So, I recommended a Monticello visit to Dyana, and was glad when she happily agreed.

On the way to Monticello we noticed signs for James Madison's Montpelier. Another president's historic estate? Why, yes! Let's go!

MONTPELIER:
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MONTICELLO:
This time the weather was beautiful, the gardens were blooming, and we got to browse with no one nagging or complaining about how boring they though it was.

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Now, back up to Cindy's house in Burke. Tomorrow will be another full day!

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous and quite interesting. Just wondering why Monticello didn't have a penny machine? What is up with these historical places!!

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