Saturday, April 11, 2009
The picture above was taken on a trip we made to eastern Virginia in 2007 to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The house is the main house of Shirley Plantation on the James River east of Richmond. Shirley Plantation has been in the Carter family for almost 400 years. I wanted to visit Shirley because Robert E. Lee's mother was a Carter and Lee's parents were married in the parlor of this home. One of the guests at the wedding was George Washington.