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... Washington's arrival and a rousing speech imploring Williamsburg's residents to join the revolutionary militia. The girls were thrilled to see the cannons firing, emitting a sulfurous odor which reminded us of Rotorua (see Big Trip v.1). Touring the governor's palace and capitol building, we gained an appreciation for the tensions that led to Lord Dunmore's fleeing the colony with his family, and the growing movement to break away from the Crown. ...
... birthday is the 29th and we weren't sure exactly where we'd be, so we celebrated early. Tonight we took a tour, again in candlelight, called the Ghosts Among Us. It too had historical impetus as all of the stories involved actual residents of Williamsburg. We also explored Jamestown,(they've done a lot of new excavation) and were able to learn so many new things about America's first settlement. I knew that Yorktown had been a decisive battle in the revolution, but ...
... went to Colonial Williamsburg and got multi-day tickets. It is much larger than when I was here in 1977. So there is much more to see. Today it was rainy and Steve had never seen Monticello. So we drove about 100 miles, and out of the rain, to see Jefferson's home. Things have changed there as well. There is much more discussion about the dichotomy of Jefferson's position on the equality of all men and hatred of slavery, while continuing to be a slave owner. They are also rebuilding ...
... we are sure there is an official name for his position but we missed it if he said it). The guard that is leaving is then also inspected and the two leave and the new guard does exactly what the previous guard had been doings hen we arrived. They seem to have an automatic clock and turns and clicks his heels about every 20 seconds. Very impressive and moving.
When this was done we saw on our map that we were close to the Nurses Memorial and Sheree ...
My last full day in Virgina, we decided to take in the Christmas Town displays at Busch Gardens. Unfortunately, Logan and Kegan both had to work, so Eric, Dawn, Kylie and I headed out right after dinner last night.
We walked the entire park. I took a lot of pictures, most without using the flash, so please excuse ...