Mt Vernon

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Even with out it being a historical landmark, Mt. Vernon is in itself a beauty.  It is a labyrinth of woodlands, greenery and blue skies and it is adjacent to the Potomac River.
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The very heart of Mt Vernon is the life of George Washington.  His story is inspiring to say the very least, captivating even the non-American. To give up power not just once but twice in his lifetime is extraordinary. In contrast, it reminds me of dictators who desperately tried to cling on to power.  A museum to better appreciate and understand his life also stands in the area.

It is amazing how well kept his home was. The visit to Mt Vernon included guided tours of the house. To even begin to think that the first president of one of the greatest nations in the world once walked its very floors enthralled me.  It was a huge…

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Olney MD

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I spent the holidays in Olney. It was quiet town with much to offer.  Its located conveniently near Washington DC and New York.  Quite a number of attractions lie near by too.

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One of them is the Great Falls. It has a mystifying feel to it. The pathway is great and convenient.

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If you have time to drive, check out Sandy point beach.  It’s a haven for them seagulls and it offers a nice view of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

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You could also visit Rockville and go Ice Skating or catch a movie at the local cinemas.

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Washington DC and Mt Vernon are also close by. Check out my separate blogs on them.

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