Back in the summer of 2009, Kimhead and I took a whirlwind trip to Washington DC. We hit up a ton of museums, all the monuments we could handle, and a failed Kennedy-themed tour of Georgetown. (We salvaged that trek by hitting up a great H&M sale!)
On the last day, July 5th, we got up early to drive back to South Carolina. However, en route, we made a detour to Mt. Vernon. I had been back in 6th grade (and maybe again later with family???) but didn't really have much recollection of it. Kimhead was gung-ho about it, since she's a history buff, and I was happy to oblige.
Apparently going on the morning after a holiday that includes people being out late drinking & setting things on fire, is the perfect time. We had the place to ourselves. Literally... I have a photo of the front of the house with NO people in it. When would that ever happen?!? This particular photo was from the back porch.
Oh, to have a nice porch with a gorgeous view to survey my land. How nice to not have neighbors!