Saturday, March 7, 2009
Mount Vernon, Virginia
Remember the first rule of Revolutionary War history: It's easier to be a Founding Father if you have some money in the bank and aren't preoccupied with paying the rent.
George Washington certainly remembered that rule. Here's the view of his nice little place, taken from the vantage point of the Potomac River. The view in the other direction is pretty spectacular; Washington certainly knew about the location rule of real estate.
The complex goes well beyond just this building and also includes his tomb. A space was made for Washington's casket in the U.S. Capitol, but he wanted to be here. Can't say I blame him.