Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy Late Christmas!

I meant to post this closer to Christmas, but blogging on an iPhone proved challenging. I was in the greater Washington, DC, area for the holiday and was lucky enough to visit Mt. Vernon, George Washington's estate. It's a special experience at Christmastime, as the house is decorated in the historic, non-tree manner, and the estate hosts special guests and events (like a peek at the usually-closed 3rd floor). Special Guest #1, in my opinion, was Aladdin, the Christmas camel! Apparently this was a tradition in George's day, and one the Mt. Vernon Ladies' Association continues. Aladdin is one year old and a Virginia native. He is set to return home after January 6.

Happy New Year, and to all a good night!

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