Spent the day at Mount Vernon.
The Lafayette Room brought tears to my eyes. It was nothing innately special, but I could almost feel the years fall away. Here’s a photo. I did not take one due to their no-picture policy.
Can’t you just imagine him spending the evening in here? Retiring from a long day of riding the estate with Washington, fishing, hunting, or any of the many sporting activities the First President enjoyed? After dinner at the Washington dinner table or taking in the view of the sun setting over the Potomac from the porch? I just love to think about it. Lafayette stayed here in 1784 and the letters between him and his adopted father as they parted are real tearjerkers.