Monday, February 6, 2017

Animal encounters at Mount Vernon (Virginia)

Mount Vernon is the majestic home of General George and Martha Washington. We usually visit at least two to three times a year as there are typically events going on and you see different things during each season. 

Today's photos highlights a couple of animal encounters we've had during visits to Mount Vernon. The horse photo was taken back in 2005 during what may have been the first visit to the property since moving to Virginia (I went once before on an 8th grade trip). The second and third photos are of Aladdin, the camel that comes to visit every November until January. Aladdin's visit commemorates the time George Washington paid 18 shillings to bring a camel to entertain his guests over the Christmas holiday in 1787. He's such a lovable and friendly fella!