What would you think are the most important rooms in U.S. history? The Oval Office? Independence Hall in Philadelphia? How about a quiet private library on a Virginia plantation? read more
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Driving through the beautiful Virginia countryside, you cannot escape history. But we were house hunting, on a quest to meet the Founding Fathers by visiting their official homes. This day: James Monroe, President #5, Revolutionary War fighter, Monroe Doctrine writer, … read more
Hey, do you have a nickel? That is, an American nickel? There’s Thomas Jefferson on one side, and his mountaintop estate Monticello on the other. Some of us have seen it all of our lives and know the building almost … read more
Monticello had long been on our Bucket List so, when we spotted a crazy-low fare to Baltimore, the thought of visiting Thomas Jefferson’s mountaintop estate sprang immediately to mind. read more