Thomas Jefferson Sites, Part 6: Charlottesville, and Last Day in D.C.

A year ago, I spent a glorious day with my Dad at Monticello and the University of Virginia. I had such a lovely time re-reading this account of the trip this morning. Here’s to you, Dad!

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John and Amy Cools at Monticello, 2015 by Amy Cools I’m at Monticello with my dad, John Cools! I’m one happy gal

Sixth day, April 24th, 2015.

Today, I’m heading south of D.C., and have only two destinations for the day, and that’s a good thing: it’ll take every hour I have to explore them, and make me wish I have more to spend. These places tell the story of what Thomas Jefferson’s all about more than any of the other sites I visited, with the possible exception of the Library of Congress (though he never visited the building, of course, since it was built decades after his death).

And this time, I’m pleased to say, I have a travel companion, that very special person I told you I was meeting yesterday: my darling Dad, John Cools! He’s one of my very favorite people in the whole world, and I can’t imagine a better person to go on a history…

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