George Washington’s Potty and the National Botanical Gardens (both rated 2 thumbs up by my kidlets)

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Vacation to Washington DC with the kidlets - QuiltedJoy.com

While in Washington, DC, we spent one of our days enjoying Mount Vernon. We had a very laid back, enjoyable day just meandering through the grounds. Of course, being with three 10 year olds means you had to seek out George Washington’s potty and learn all about the “necessaries” of that era.

George Washington's Potty, because why not? - QuiltedJoy.com

The kids absolutely HAD to get a photo of the benches people would sit on to deposit their.. well, you know. Then in the back of the little outhouse was a door that allowed the, er, deposits to be cleaned out and used in the garden located directly behind the necessaries.

Vacation to Washington DC with the kidlets - QuiltedJoy.com

As I mentioned in my previous post, the kidlets were surprisingly fascinated by the botanical garden. I was too! The flowers were so beautiful and we got to see a banana tree and a pineapple plant “in the wild”.

Some of the lovelies at the Washington DC Botanical Gardens - QuiltedJoy.comSome of the lovelies at the Washington DC Botanical Gardens - QuiltedJoy.com
Some of the lovelies at the Washington DC Botanical Gardens - QuiltedJoy.com
Some of the lovelies at the Washington DC Botanical Gardens - QuiltedJoy.com

Some of the color combination’s in these flowers looked like wonderful color palates for a quilt top. (Yep, I can still think about quilts while surrounded by vegetation.)
Some of the lovelies at the Washington DC Botanical Gardens - QuiltedJoy.com

Some of the lovelies at the Washington DC Botanical Gardens - QuiltedJoy.comSome of the lovelies at the Washington DC Botanical Gardens - QuiltedJoy.com
Some of the lovelies at the Washington DC Botanical Gardens - QuiltedJoy.com Some of the lovelies at the Washington DC Botanical Gardens - QuiltedJoy.com

 

2 thoughts on “George Washington’s Potty and the National Botanical Gardens (both rated 2 thumbs up by my kidlets)

  1. A lot of people use gardens as inspiration for quilts! 😀

    I can imagine quilting patterns from the cactus and aloe vera (I think?).

  2. Isn't it amazing how your eyes started layering quilt images on everything you see, Rebecca. Some might call it a sickness. 🙂

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