My brother and I are traveling to Virginia in August to visit Mount Vernon and Monticello (as well as some other sites), so we've been reading up on our early American history. I'm reading a very captivating biography of George Washington called His Excellency by Joseph J. Ellis. It's very down-to-earth, personal, and even humorous at times. I would highly recommend!
Before bed I also like to read a novel, so I'm reading one of my all-time favorites and little-known books Giants In The Earth by O. E. Rolvaag. It's a fascinating story of Norwegian immigrants who settled in the vast and lonely plains of the Dakotas in the late 1800s. Beautiful, haunting, and an addictive read.
Virginia is beautiful! Went there Easter weekend to visit Colonial Williamsburg. So much history.
June 29, 2019
Thanks for the book suggestions. Having recently explored historic Philadelphia for the first time, I’m on a bit of a Revolutionary War era book binge.
Thanks for continuing to inspire, with both your yarn and your words. Happy wedding! I’ll be hosting youngest daughter’s wedding on the 13th and am looking forward to a grand celebration!
While in the Mount Vernon area you can visit the grist mill which is on the site of George Washington’s grist mill and still grinds corn today. It is a marvel of wooden gears, mill stones and the sound of the water flowing over the wheel. The Pope-Leighey house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is also nearby.
June 21, 2019