This is really the back of the house, but I think it's the most recognizable picture of Mount Vernon. The picture below is actually the front:
It's such a great spot for a house sitting up on a rise overlooking the Potomac River.
The gardens are very nice and although it was in the 80's today, there was a nice breeze so walking around wasn't too bad.
I managed to spend over 3 hours here . . . there's a lot of land and things are spread out if you choose to see it all. I bought a few souvenirs . . . including a cross-stitch kit of the house with a shell border. I'll be stitching it on linen and not the aida cloth in the kit.
So . . . I had to go to the needlework store . . . In Stitches . . . to get the linen AND to see if they would be interested in carrying The Nebby Needle charts. YES! They now have 3 of each chart!!! Thank you Ellen!!! I proceeded to spend almost as much as I made . . . well, I couldn't just buy one piece of linen now could I. They are well stocked and I had to control myself . . . two charts, 3 pieces of linen and one skien of thread I needed later . . . it was time to go "home" and walk the dog!!!