~ Montpelier & Gilmore Cabin

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We went to James and Dolley Madison’s house yesterday.  The fourth U.S. President’s Montpelier home is in Orange, Virginia.  We toured the homes and garden and the kids had some hands-on work churning butter, grating cinnamon and using colonial tools.   Unfortunately no picture-taking was allowed in the house.  Oh, a question for all of you out there–do you remember Dolly Madison snack cakes?  They used to sponsor the Peanuts cartoon specials.  My hubby remembers Dolly Madison ice cream but I only remember the snack cakes.  If you remember either one, let me know. =) 

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After touring the Montepelier home, we stopped by Gilmore Cabin– an original house that a family of emancipated slaves built and lived in.  There was plenty inside and out to take still life photos of.  

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The flowers in the slideshow below are from the trip with several shots from around my neighborhood.  I hope to post a papercraft project soon. =) 

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7 thoughts on “~ Montpelier & Gilmore Cabin

  1. Looks like you had great weather this weekend, too! Don’t remember the ice cream, but definitely the snack cakes since I always watched the Peanuts specials. Great pix!

  2. Very nice! I can’t believe how big the kids are getting. Yes, I remember the Peanuts’ snacks. 🙂 Mmmmm. Zingers!

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