Thursday, September 25, 2014

Day 21: The Gentleman Farmer

So today we visited Annapolis and took a tour of the state capitol. It was the place that George Washington conceded his position as Commander of the Rebel Alliance or something, I don't know; I was chasing kids around the nice paintings. Anywaaaaaays, apparently after his big concession party and tear rousing speech, the guide said he "got on his horse and rode briskly back to Mt. Vernon to be a gentleman farmer and never command soldiers again."

I got the feeling he was really excited to be done with all the warring and happy to go back home. To Mount Vernon, Old Nelson!!

(yes, George Washington's favorite horse was named Nelson. Ha-ha!)


P. Criddy said...

A very fine man indeed!

K. Marie Criddle said...

Geeooooooooorge Washington was a very fine man!

B/J Thompson said...

He was a very fine, very fine, very fine, very fine man, INDEED!

K. Marie Criddle said...

Okay, now we all just look crazy.