Monticello here we come!
Trip Start Jun 28, 2008
14Trip End Jul 07, 2008
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So without further adieu, here is Bray Mcdonnell's update!
~Samara ( Homebase)
2 July 2008
[Today's update is from Soprano, Bray McDonnell.]
Today was a very fun day
I hope you enjoyed my little report. As you now know, we had a day of touring and we enjoyed it very much. Bye!
*A note from the tour director:
Actually, I think we saw much MORE of Monticello. Perhaps Bray makes this comment because the Mount Vernon estate is much more spread out. Though we were not able to enter the actual Mount Vernon household, today we toured the entire lower floor of Jefferson's Monticello. This grand household is filled with many original items including the bed that Jefferson died in, his office furniture, paintings, busts, and several of his books (including Don Quixote and several volumes of Shakespeare). We also saw his stables, orchards, garden, and cemetery. A major point of interest for the boys were the secret service agents who were preparing for President Bush's visit to Monticello this Friday for the annual July 4th naturalization ceremony. The tour guides were very impressed with the boys' knowledge of not only the history of Monticello, but of 18th century American history. This is no doubt partially due to the studying and quizzing that History Liaison Kevin Young has been implementing. Good work, boys!