|Before the house tour, walking around the grounds. |
We visited Monticello (located in Charlottesville, VA) on Wednesday, June 25th.
|A small outdoor patio on the left of the house.|
And I'm the QUEEN of summer fashion... don't be jealous! lol
|The flowers on the outdoor patio, Jefferson's personal study is located to the right of this wall.|
|Monticello from the right side. Directly behind the brick wall is the guest room of the home.|
|Through this hole in the trees to the right of Monticello, Jefferson could see his project, |
"The University of Virginia" being built.
|Specifically there is not a "front" or "back" to Monicello, however this is the view from the gardens and|
the view you see on the US nickel.
|A guided tour about slavery and Monticello. Jefferson had over 600 slaves throughout his lifetime and|
approximately 150 worked at the home/plantation at any given time during it's operation.
|The vegetable garden at Monticello must have had 20 different|
varieties of kale! I just wanted to grab bunches and take them
home for dinner!
|You can see 40 miles to the west of the Monticello grounds on a clear day. It's such a gorgeous landscape!|
|The garden pavilion and vineyards.|
|ARTICHOKES! I had never seen them in an actual garden before!|
|more kale varieties!|
|and even more kale varieties!|
|Michael looking through the windows of the garden pavilion.|
|We rode the shuttle up the hill to Monticello, but on the way|
back we walked down the path which allowed you to see
Jefferson's grave and more of the beautiful grounds.
|While Jefferson had been President of the United States, and held|
multiple political offices over the years,
he only wanted these two accomplishments listed on his gravestone.
|The path back to the museums and gift shops of Monticello.|
|Here's lookin' at you kid!|