Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
"...all my wishes end, where I hope my days will end, at Monticello."
- Thomas Jefferson, 1787.
A World Heritage site, built on a mountaintop outside of Charlottesville, Virginia, the home of Thomas our 3rd President offers a commanding view. Jefferson designed every aspect of Monticello, constructed over a 40-year period. Touring it and the associated education center, we gained first-hand understanding of TJ (that's what we call him!) the man who drafted (among many things) the Declaration of Independence. Here's to: "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness..."