Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Montpelier - James Madison

Another amazing estate.
This time Montpelier - the home of James and Dolly Madison.
Another amazing man - with an equally amazing wife.
It is so impressive to be able to visit these places where the founding fathers lived and worked.
After visiting Montpelier I really want to learn more about Dolly Madison.
She was one impressive woman.
When Madison ran for president his opponent was quoted as saying,
"If I only had to win against James Madison I would be President.
But I had to beat Dolly Madison, and that is impossible."

 This statue is supposed to be true to size of the Madison's.
Both quite small - but especially true for James Madison.

 We were allowed to go on top of the house, it was beautiful.

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