Boxwood Inn of Williamsburg
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... he took us along what he could of Water Street which runs along the York River. It was probably about 1 or 1:30 p.m. when we were there but the waves were crashing over the road and shopkeepers were already preparing sandbags for high tide. We truly weren’t able to see much else because of the alternate route, but we did drive on some of the downtown Yorkshire streets and see all the beautiful homes.
When we returned to the Battlefield, we ...
... in the area, we elected to tour Bassett Hall, the home of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and his wife, Abby Aldrich. The house was built circa 1753 – 1756 by Philip Johnson, but was purchased by Burwell Bassett around 1800. The property became a part of Colonial Williamsburg in 1927 and became the Rockefeller home in 1936. Our blind guide, Charles, led us through the home giving so many details it would be impossible to relate to you.
We arrived ...
... made them feel important. The fresh Virginian air indicated that food was on the agenda but first we stopped for an oratory by General Washington berating the English for offering poor prices for exported products. Next it was to the Tavern for a hearty fare of Pasties and a pint of the finest ale. Trading back our chariot we perambulated ...
... carousel horses are so finely carved that the veins in their necks and legs are visible. Hampton's restored 1920 merry-go-round is one of only 200 antique carousels still in the United States. Its prancing steeds and stately chariots were painstakingly carved from fine-grained hardwood and painted by German, Italian and Russian immigrant artisans. Yep, there was also a geocache there too, which novice Rhonda found before any of us!
Back to camp we ...
... excellent guided tour by one of the archaeologists. He made the case that this is truly the foundation stone of America as we know it, as it was not only the site of the first English settlement, but also the site of the first representative assembly, which was held in the church in about 1625.
We retreated to a nearby KOA for the night, and will check out Williamsburg tomorrow. The KOA would have cost us about $65 per night… which ...