Indeed, George Washington bred the French hounds sent to him by General Lafayette with his own black and tan hounds to create the American Foxhound. CTF is descended from those Foxhounds; hence his regal name of Clayton Theodore Foxhound III. Thus, a visit to Mt. Vernon was a must, especially because the grounds are so Foxhound-friendly!
By the sea. The last day by the beautiful sea.
By the sea, by the beautiful sea. The second day.
Down by the sea, by the beautiful sea.
Because the United States needed a, “Home Department” to focus on the needs of our growing nation.
Anna Grace and I dropped in on the world’s largest library, the Library of Congress. America’s de facto “national” library of more than 167 million items was created in 1880 (the first public building in Washington, D.C. with electricity installed!) with Thomas Jefferson’s 6,400 personal books collection as the foundation.
The National Air & Space Museum, of course.
At a stop to fill the wagon with petrol for the drive home, we could not help but laugh. It would appear that the current U.S. administration’s import tariffs are working. Two cans of (Austrian) Red Bull cost a whopping $500. 🤣