Today was a very nice, unseasonably warm day, so some sort of outdoor activity was on order. After some brainstorming, it was decided that a visit to Monticello would be that activity. Monticello is located just outside of Charlottesville, so it was not a very far drive to get there. While I cannot say that I left the place stunned with the awesomeness of its history, it certainly did the trick in terms of "something to do on a nice warm January day". They will not let you take pictures inside the house, but you can take pictures on the grounds. Bummer! I wanted to take a picture of the cool clock, the small beds and that cool letter copying machine that Jefferson used. Here are a couple photos from the grounds, including the gate of the small cemetery in which Thomas Jefferson is buried.