On Thursday of this week we drove to the home of our first president George Washington. It was a beautiful sunny day, consequently we had a very scenic drive there once we got off the freeway. The parkway to the house runs through forest and marshland. We were fortunate to see one white egret as well as two great blues standing in the shallow waters. As we got closer to the mansion we knew we were in for trouble as there were quite a few buses in the parking lots. We soon discovered that schoolchildren were here from around the nation, which usually happens during the fall months. One group of middle school-aged children we talked to were from Detroit. Fortunately our tour of the house was adults only!