Thursday, May 29, 2008

Family Vacation Day 11 -- Charlottesville, VA

We are on our way home now -- back to good old Oklahoma. We had so much fun visiting my aunt and uncle. Our family stopped today at the homes of two former presidents of the United States. Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe lived only 2 1/2 miles apart near Charlottesville, Virginia. This is a lovely state, and I have enjoyed our drive very much. God has been so great!
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The Home of Thomas Jefferson


Monticello
The Grave of Thomas Jefferson






The Home of James Monroe









Virginia

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Family Vacation Day 10 -- Washington DC

We went inside the National Archives, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, and the Capitol today. It was a great way to spend our last day in the City.

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The National Archives (below) The Declaration of Independence

(below) The Constitution of the United States of America



The Capitol









The Supreme Court



The Library of Congress






The Library of Congress

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Family Vacation Day 9 -- Washington DC

The Washington MonumentArlington House -- The Home of Robert E. Lee
The Bike the Sites Tour was a highlight of our day.

The Jefferson Memorial


My Brother David -- The Main Photographer on Our Trip
Inside the Thomas Jefferson Memorial
The Capitol
The White House

Arlington Cemetery -- Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
The Changing of the Guard
The Washington Monument at Night
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These are just a few.
I feel like we have seen so much and taken hundreds of pictures.
This trip has been a blessing!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Family Vacation Day 8 -- Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon Ford Orientation Center
The Back View of Mount Vernon that Looks over the Potomac
The tombs of George and Martha Washington
The Potomac as Seen from the HouseThe Gardens and Greenhouse

I could post more, but I have another long day tomorrow. We spent more than eight hours touring Mount Vernon
and the surrounding sites today.
It was better than even I imagined it would be.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Family Vacation Day 7 -- Old Town Alexandria


The wedding went extremely well on Friday. I pray that God will bless my cousin's marriage. We have started to do more sightseeing now that the wedding is over. My aunt gave us a tour of Old Town Alexandria. What a place!
The architecture -- the townhouses in particular -- are so distinctive!
The Church George Washington and Robert E. Lee Attended

George Washington's Pew

Self Explanatory
(also shown below in shade)

The Lee-Fendall House
Revolutionary Soldiers Trained Here
Typical Old Town Neighbors
A Monument in Honor of Fallen Confederate Soldiers
Can you believe that this is only a sampling of the many pictures we took?