One last thing before finishing our spring "vacation" was a visit to Mount Vernon. We did the tour of the grounds and mansion but one of the things that stuck out the most to me was in the museum. There were three rooms dedicated not to George Washington but to his friend and ally the Marquis de Lafayette. I was reminded of an article on NPR that spoke of the national fervor that occurred when after the Revolution, Lafayette returned to tour the young United States. This man was a genuine hero the likes of which are seldom seen. I was tempted to buy a Lafayette biography at the gift shop but actually have a number of books in my reading queue. I'll probably pick one up at the library.