We got lost in between the upper and lower gardens, the fruit nursery and more.
My favorite was Nelly, the granddaughter of G. Washington. She hosts a Q and A, and it was hilarious.
She must have been an acting student because she did not break character.
Matthew asked something about "George" and she exclaimed, "George! Even I don't call him George!" (in a fake British accent). Lesson learned: show the Prez a little respect.
If you haven't seen the movie, I'll fill you in. One scene is centered around a party scene at Mount Vernon where Nicolas Cage (or Nic, as the tour guide called him) lures the president away with a treasure map that leads them to the basement of George Washington's house.
The basement is forbodden to visitors, unless you pony up the $5 and get on the tour.
This started my covert career in D.C. taking pictures when I wasn't supposed to.
While there is no hidden treasure in the basement, it was neat to hear how the movie deviated from reality.
I love getting the insider scoop. And the tour guide really mixed in the history and the movie biz perfectly.
I practiced all week so I didn't sound like a loser.
Pa-t-O-mac. Long 'o'.
Quiz me, I can totally do it.