"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr

"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Saturday, September 20, 2008


Friday was a perfect day for a cruise along the Potomac River to Mount Vernon.

Our vessel.

As we depart the docks, a view of the Washington Monument.

Living history--John Washington and his son John, many-times great-nephews of George Washington.

A French duc.

A French comte.

Arriving at our destination.

The sun shines upon Mount Vernon.

We had the run of the place. The new museum is outstanding.

At the end of the afternoon, a reception was held on the lawn overlooking the Potomac.

The day concluded with a delicious dinner at the Mount Vernon Inn. We did not return the way we came, but were delivered to our door by a chartered motor coach.

Till tomorrow, when I plan to offer a Sunday Stroll.

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