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Why Hags Love Christmas at Mount Vernon

Why Hags Love Christmas at Mount Vernon

  Travel hags and all females love Christmas at Mount Vernon just like they love cooking shows, fashion, decorating ideas, gardening, celebrating (especially with girlfriends), shopping, chocolate, hot hunky men in uniforms, and listening to a good romantic story. Christmas at Mount Vernon Christmas at Mount Vernon – a venue […]


The Willard Hotel – Ghosts, Tea & Christmas

The Willard Hotel

The Willard Hotel, a landmark at 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW (next door to the Prez), has its ghosts – but not just any ghosts. These would be seriously high-class ghosts. US Presidents, foreign dignitaries, movie stars, poets, writers and even a world famous circus master. The hotel is well known for […]


Korean War Memorial – See it at Night

Korean War Memorial – See it at Night

The Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington DC is situated SE of the Lincoln Memorial between Independence Avenue and the Reflecting Pool.  I feel fortunate to have seen it for the first time when it was dark out – under a nearly full moon.  I’ve taken visitors to see the […]


7 Things to Do When You Only Have One Day in DC

7 Things to Do When You Only Have One Day in DC

Washington, DC visitors often have just one day to visit the city. They may be in town for a conference, or visiting friends locally, and the Capital city sites must be crammed into one single free day. Sadly, most choose one site, maybe two and the time is gone. Washington, […]


Christmas at Mount Vernon – Catch the Christmas Spirit

Mount Vernon Camel at Christmas - photo by army.arch @ Flickr

  Christmas at Mount Vernon is a program at the famous estate of George Washington that offers the visitor an authentic 18th century Christmas experience. It runs the full Christmas season from the day after Thanksgiving to the Epiphany (January 6). Mount Vernon is beautiful all year long with its […]


Why Visit Mount Vernon? Uncle Tony’s Perspective

Mount Vernon - photo by Sherry Main - CC - Attribution-ShareAlike

Mount Vernon is the 18th century Georgian-style mansion located on the Potomac River in Virginia just sixteen miles from Washington, DC.  The mansion that George Washington called home is situated on a 50 acre plantation which is now a living heritage museum and a national historic landmark.  George and Martha […]