Monday, August 1, 2011

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

On a mountaintop outside Charlottesville, Virginia, you will find Thomas Jefferson's beloved Monticello. It is a 5000-acre plantation that was home to the author of the Declaration of Independence and our third president of the United States. He was also the founder of the University of Virginia.

We had a terrific guide the day we took our tour. Now just in case you are wondering, kids, we didn't tour the whole 5000 acres!







12 comments:

  1. What a great trip! I am so taken with your pictures, and the last one of the tree is amazing. Trust me, you are missing nothing but heat in Texas! :)

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  2. Can you imagine the stories that tree could tell??? Fantastic photos.

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  3. Beautiful pictures and I love the post about the horses. They are beautiful, too. The book and movie "Misty of Chincoteague" were my daughter's favorites.

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  4. Great pictures! I have not been in that area in 30 years..and it is beautiful! xo Diana

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  5. I just had a friend come back and they really enjoyed it...thanks for the pics.

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  6. Loved seeing this, would love to tour the inside as well. Beautiful photos-thank you for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Noreen

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  7. It's really beautiful there. I hope to visit Virginia some day. Can you imagine having 5000 acres? Wow, now that's a spread.

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  8. What a pretty garden. It looks so pretty. It is nice to see it in a picture rather than on the back of the nickel. :)

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  9. So beautiful. My mother went one year and loved it. You have been busy this summer. Stay cool. LOL.

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  10. I love Monticello. We went years ago. I had been wanting to see it since we studied it in 6th grade.

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  11. Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing! We need to share travel stories. :)

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  12. What a gorgeous building! I just love huge old buildings like that. They have such character and so many stories to tell.

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