Monday, May 30, 2011

Us Stuff

Our first stop was Ash Lawn-Highland, home of James Monroe, 5th president.

Second stop, UVa (University of Virginia). We had an extraordinary tour guide who had attended the university and knew a lot about the history of the buildings and culture of the school.

Right about this time is when M told me to turn off my phone/stop texting.
M's favourite poet/author is Edgar Allan Poe. Poe attended UVa and stayed in this exact room...number 13!! (How appropriate, eh?) Does anybody out there know M's favourite story by this author? Click here to find out.


The next day we went to Monticello.


I was getting tired of having my picture taken so I had taken to hiding behind the map.



The amount of thought that went into the details of this building is incredible. No detail left out.


Including the wine cellar. There was a dumb waiter to get wine bottles to the eating area above.



So remember I mentioned I didn't want my picture taken? This horrible pic of me on the left was taken while I was trying to stomp out of the way before he clicked. While looking at the pictures later M suggested that it reminded him of something.....a yeti. Also known as a sasquatch. After doing a side-by-side comparison....I couldn't disagree. Yikes.

1 comment:

Mama Bear said...

That last picture comparison is a riot!

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