Can’t stand the crowds and heat at our country’s historic spots? You can’t beat Maira Kalman’s piece for the New York Times as an escape on a whimsical, colorful, and informative journey through American history. Enjoy this 3-minute trip with George Washington, ginkgo trees, red chairs, Nabokov, and the pursuit of happiness.
Does your mother look like George Washington? Maira Kalman’s mother does.