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Pearls Road Trip 2019: Mount Vernon and McLean, Virginia
MelanieSpiller and Coloratura Consulting
A porch outside the main house at Mount Vernon.The view from an upstairs window at Mount Vernon. The stables, where a pig was rather noisily requesting his dinner. The quarters of a house slave. Not too miserable, compared to how the others lived. Typical kitchen tools look both familiar and strange. The kitchen at Mount Vernon is in a separate building. The grounds at Mount Vernon were lovely to explore. Gently rolling hills everywhere, and that glorious enormous river (the Potomac) in every view. This crazy device allowed the writer (George Washington or his scribe) to make two copies at once. Our docent and a particularly magnificent bookshelfThe nursery at Mount VernonA servant’s room at Mount Vernon. Slaves lived elsewhere, with much less comfortable digs. One of the guest bedrooms at Mount VernonVisitors waited here to see George Washington at Mount Vernon.The sweeping staircase was the grandest thing at Mount Vernon. Apparently, Martha Washington wanted more grandeur and George wanted less, so they compromised.The Potomac is never far from view at Mount VernonThe view of the Potomac from Mount VernonThe fireplace is pretty fancy at Mount Vernon. The stables at Mount VernonA typical sitting room at Mount VernonMount Vernon’s ceilings are fancyThe local church in McLeanThis was our charming home in Virginia. It’s possible that Halsey and Aromie chose their house because of this cross-street. This lawn decoration may have taken over a bit. Just an ordinary house in this suburb of Washington DC. A very witchy lawn decorationMarking the road signs so I can find my way back. Charming place, eh?Lawn decorations in McLean VirginiaA lot of the town of McLean looks like this. Lovely lawns, big trees, lots of space between the houses. Mount Vernon’s Visitor Center has some very elegant stained glass.