River Edge Inn
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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The serenity, peacefulness, and inward calmness will come to an end Tuesday. The cats are fine but never warmed up to me which is surprising given that I only appeal to small children and animals, but did not take their aloofness personally, just assumed they miss their human parents. Bill, a neighbor, drove me to a small strip mall yesterday and I was able to satisfy my carnivorous impulses with a big steak at Glory Days, ok ...
... of Mount Vernon was just gorgeous. There were so many different kinds of trees and perfectly manicured lawns that were dotted with a rainbow of spring flowers. It was beautiful. And of course, from the back porch of the mansion is a gorgeous view of the Potomac River. The Washington family picked a good spot to set up camp.
We also got to see the Washington family tomb. Washington's body is in a stone tomb at the front of the mausoleum whereas many other ...
... center. We opted to go to the gift shop first.
After a quick walk through the gift shop, we stopped in the cafeteria. A couple of slices of pizza later and we were ready to go stand in line to tour the mansion. First, I had to take a photo of the head of Washington in back-lit glass. It turned out well.
Somewhere I heard Mount Vernon has over 1,000,000 visitors each year. With numbers like that, ...
... army general, businessman (developing a whisky distillery and grist mill) and of course a reluctant but exceptional President. All the while, Martha supported him. At one point, George was away from Mount Vernon for eight years fighting the Revolutionary War. Martha would make annual trips to the battle field to help support and tend to wounded soldiers.
The property was bought by a group of local women in 1853, who became the Mount Vernon ...
... br> And then there is the grave of John Tyler. Very nice. Tyler was the 10th President of the US (1841-45), but he is probably best know as the running mate of William Henry Harrison...well, at least they had the best campaign slogan. Remember it? Yea, "Tippecoanoe and Tyler Too!" It refers to Harrison being the hero at the Battle of Tippecanoe and of course, John Tyler too. He was the first President to succeed to an office due to the ...