Sunday, July 8, 2012

Week 6

This week I got out to site see for one of the first times since I arrived in Washington, D.C. My fiance, my brother, and two sisters came to make it an even better and more enjoyable time. This opened my eyes to the rich and interesting history that is around me every day. I had an amazing time site seeing and roaming around the beautiful city of Washington, D.C. with the love of my life and my family along to make the time more enjoyable, while seeing all the inspiring,and thought provoking monuments and museums all around D.C. One that really made me think through the eyes of others is the holocaust museum. It was a very humbling experience. Next we traveled on to Mount Vernon, the house of what we know as our first president and founding father of our very own United States. It was really fascinating to see our founding fathers house rebuilt and refurnished to there past and first liking. We learned alot about his 21 room mansion that has a riverside view of the Potomac River. This house had additions added on twice making it a 21 room mansion with spectacular view. With its numerous bedrooms, guests that needed a rest could stay at the Washington's after a long journey. It was amazing to see how big that mansion was and the architecture of how it was built. Its not only the house that was interesting it was the outdoor rooms, which allowed each worker to be able to live in there place of work. From the florist to the Clerk's Quarters, each one of the Washington's workers had a place to stay on the grounds of the Washington's.Washington soon died of a disease that within about 37 hours his lungs would close up and cause him to suffocate and die. Washington is now buried on his land in a tomb that people can go past and pay there respects after done on there tour of the Washington's house.

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