Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Mt. Vernon (East Coast Trip Part ... What are we on now?)

After leaving Washington DC, Joshua was determined to get right to Williamsburg, our next planned destination. But I convinced him to make a stop at Mt. Vernon, the home of our first president. I think he was glad we did. :) Here is a view of the house from the front.
And here it is from the back! The house was beautifully ornate with even the cielings decorated. George Washington was really into bright colors for his walls - blue and green like you've never seen before!
Here is the view from the Washington's back porch. Amazing, huh?

We spent most of our time in the education center and museum on the property where we learned all kinds of history (Joshua would love to share it with you, but I won't bore you now) and we even got to see George's dentures! Groos, I know, but interesting. They were not made of wood as you may have heard. They were made of cow's teeth. The bulky metal was not very comfortable, as you can imagine, and that would be why you rarely see Washington smiling in his portraits. Posted by Picasa


Rachel said...

I thought the "made of wood" was an answer on trivial pursuit. Just another reasin to hate that game. Liars!

Tara said...

Eeew! Cow's teeth.

Anonymous said...

Dude! Add us to your friends list. Looks like you had fun on the east coast. Make sure your next trip is to the midwest to visit us in Texas.