I had not been to Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, since I went with my fourth grade class. In the fifth grade, we went to Jamestown and Yorktown. It took me years to realize that people who grew up in different parts of the country didn’t take the same field trips that I did.
M had never been, and I had been wanting to go back for some time. We piled into the car with some of my family members on a grey, rainy day, and off we went. When we got to Monticello, it was really foggy (as you can see), but that somehow made the experience even more wonderful.
I had to restrain myself from buying a guidebook (when I went to Europe a few years ago, I brought back books from museums and rocks that we found along the way), but they gave us a wonderful small book of information that I can’t wait to explore further. I love history, and I love visiting places that have serious historical significance.
After our visit, we went to UVA to see the Rotunda that was also designed by Thomas Jefferson—I’ll share pictures soon.