Last week was a crash course in American History as Ashtyn and I had the opportunity to spend the week in the U.S. joining her Great Aunt & Uncle in Williamsburg, VA for a few days and then meeting up with her former Kentucky classmates for their 8th grade DC trip. It was the perfect American "fix": forefathers, family, friends, food.... and no speaking French :)
If you've been a follower of this blog or my Instagram feed for any length of time; you won't find it hard to believe that I fell instantly in love with Williamsburg. The colonial architecture (symmetry!); perfectly planned gardens (those hedges and benches!) and attention to detail in re-creating the late 18th century culture were truly amazing. It was like stepping into an American History book; chapter title: The American Revolution.
The Governor's mansion
And DC, well, goes without saying; a great city full of monuments, museums and reminders past and present of the principles and values the country was founded on.... and which I am so proud to call my true home.
Tomb of the unknown soldier - Arlington Cemetery
A piece of the Berlin Wall
The Jefferson Memorial
God Bless America!