Monday, November 23, 2009

A day with George


Somehow after going to college in the Washington DC area and living here on and off since then, I have managed to miss visiting Mt. Vernon. George Washington's home is just a hop, skip, and a jump around the beltway from us and yet this is the first time we meandered out that way. But it won't be the last.

The elegance...


The views...


The peaks into the past...
 

The reality checks (Battle of Fort Necessity)...


The al fresco snacking opportunitues...


The forest to explore...
 

And the dollhouse... oh the dollhouse. I didn't think I was ever going to be able to pull this boy away from the dollhouse in the kid's section of the museum.



And oh the conversations this little visit inspired. About history and war and how things were done in "old timey days", and slavery, and farming, and geography and... the list goes on.  Outings like this are my very favorite part about homeschooling. On the way out, we sprung for an annual pass. Because afterall they're doing chocolate making demonstrations next month, and mama will find SOME way to make that "educational".   :)

6 comments:

lily boot said...

Awesome! That looks like my kind of place to visit - and I so agree about the homeschooling opportunities- you must just love this part of your life Cindy. And that boy of yours - the dimples! You must post about the chocolate workshops - I'm looking forward to hearing about them.

lifeonplanetearth said...

Awesome 'field trip'! We love day trips, weekend trips, all trips really. That's what I'm looking forward to the most about home-schooling.

Joy said...

I've always wanted to go there but never have. I'll have to put it on my "list". I'm glad you had a good time! I'll bet it was completely fascinating!

Simple Mama said...

What a great field trip. Someday we'll visit too.

5ornagepotatoes said...

Waht a beautiful place, I think I've been there before when I was very young; don't remember much at all.

I was just talking to my youngest about your family living on a sailboat. She found this quite fascinating!

lisa

AG Ambroult said...

oh yes. You can most definitely turn chocolate making into a learning opportunity. yum!

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