My mom posted about Mount Vernon and here you can see a couple images of the plantation mansion and a video of this little guy.
Other than in the gardens, this is probably my best shot at the plantation. It's a picture of the ever-ubiquitous Crape Myrtle juxtaposed with a rustic building which turned out to be a dung repository.
Though the tour was nice, and the museum was nice, the best part was the Upper Gardens. I think I'll just let the pictures do the talking.
And finally, a 30 second video.
After this it was already 2pm so we quickly left and hit the road... which once again was packed! Construction EVERYWHERE... and we had to rush to our flight... good thing there wasn't a big line to get through security because I was starving. We hadn't had anything to eat because we basically got up, packed and took off to Mount Vernon thinking we'd get something to eat there. But we were in luck... on our way to our gate, we noticed a Potbelly Sandwich Works right there at BWI... woo hoo! So even though I was dying for more, we split a sandwich because our flight was already boarding. Though it felt like hardly anything, it sure hit the spot.