If I could only put down what my heart truly feels. I love Mount Vernon. I feel at home there. I’ve loved George Washington since I was 6. My love has never died. It’s grown! Mount Vernon lets me experience so many incredible things, and creates special memories for me.
I’ve been visiting since 2017. In that time I’ve been lucky enough to attend some incredible events that have enriched my soul. Such as: Colonial Market & Fair, The Patriot Run, Rev War Weekend, July 4th, Fall Harvest, and George Washington’s Birthday!! I’ve been studying George Washington for years now and Mount Vernon is the best for research.
My 1st visit I will never forget. The nerves, the excitement, the happy tears. Mount Vernon is my Disney World. It’s where I long to be. My happy place. I couldn’t pick just one photo so I made a collage, and even that’s not enough! I’ve gained knowledge and friendships. I love all of the staff. I’ve never had a bad experience. I chose the 3 pics on the left because it’s a must to get a pic with the general and family. Top middle: The Piazza is my safe zone. A place to clear my mind and it’s beautiful. Middle photo: it was Rev War Weekend and his home is behind me. Doesn’t get much better than that. Bottom middle: A special pic to be so close to the Key to Bastille. Top Right: It’s just a powerful pic for me. Middle Right: Dean. He’s just simply put, the closest I’ll ever feel in my life to the real George Washington. Lower Right: My 2018 1st 5k race, and a hurricane was on the way during it.
Point is Mount Vernon is special. It’s magical. It’s history at your fingertips. It’s important. And now I’m apart of its past and hopefully it’ future. Skyler Noe, 2017