I recently returned from a trip to Virginia. The weather was wonderful and the trees were just beginning to turn. One of our first stops was Charlottesville where we had the opportunity to visit Monticello. It is an absolutely wonderful place and you can really see the brilliance of Thomas Jefferson come to life. The flip side is that you also see what it took in slave labor to keep such a plantation operating. Definitely eye opening for sure.
It is an incredible place and it is maintained in spectacular fashion. To see the rooms where TJ lived, worked and literally died is a great experience. A gem of American History.
More from the trip will hopefully follow in the coming days . . . Don.