Saturday, June 8, 2013 : From Richmond to Alexandria, Mount Vernon

 

roadmap-us mark-4-5-us The plains of Virginia, the valley of the Potomac, a nice scenery for this rather short drive.
attractions-us mark-4-5-us The visit of Mount Vernon largely makes our time worthwhile. Here too, we actually spent little time in the mansion itself.
weather-us mark-4-5-us It is still raining as we leave Richmond, but it quickly gets much better, and we visit Mount Vernon under a bright sunshine.
hotel-us mark-4-5-us The Best Western at Alexandria gets a good mark for a very helpful customer service, more than its amenities, quite standard for an hotel of this category.
 

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Another well spent day, which largely deserves its very good mark.
  favorite-us At Mount Vernon, many signs put names and faces on individual slaves' fates, that would otherwise have collectively been forgotten. The rehabilitation effort is praiseworthy.