Happy Thanksgiving from Charlottesville (Virginia)!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with their family and/or friends!

The highlight of my day was taking a behind the scenes house tour of Monticello, the primary plantation of Thomas Jefferson. What an interesting way to reflect on American history during an American holiday!

Jefferson was a complex man, with many conflicting ideas. He remodeled his home to add a dome, similar to a lot of the architecture he saw during his time in France. (Keep scrolling to see a picture I took inside the dome). As the principal writer of the Declaration of Independence he said that “all men are created equal;” however, he was also a slave owner. There is much more to learn about one of the Founding Fathers in his former home…

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