I was a little surprised at how touched I was to be standing in a spot where George Washington probably stood and looking at the same view he would have enjoyed … and what a beautiful, peaceful view it is.
What an admirable and interesting man … and an interesting place. Maybe when he was fighting a war and then governing a new nation and had to be away from home for long periods of time, his memory of this peaceful home and this beautiful view gave him a few moments of peace.
I’ve just started reading a biography of George Washington. This visit to his home has made me want to know more about him than what we learned from history books in school.