Courtyard By Marriott Newport News Yorktown
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... 8212;but I tried to ignore them as best I could.
Monday, June 8 (yesterday):
So on Sunday I thought I was out of the woods. By Monday I was so far into the woods, I couldn’t even find Pooh (silly old bear). I went backwards in my recovery. And to top it all off, Barbara started complaining of a sore throat. That did it. We bundled ourselves into the car and went in search of a clinic.
We found one not far ...
... here! As long as this overgrown turtle-shell ain’t movin’. That’d be crazy. And if it is, I’ll just sit here quietly, playin’ solitaire and watchin’ my movies until the next time it stops. Then I’m outa here!
But maybe I’ll wait 'til tomorrow. I hear they’re playing "Miss Congeniality" in the rec room tonight. I just love Sandra ...
... on trial. Either she was acquitted, or she really was a witch, and they couldn’t execute her.
The witch trial (the one Monday night, not the one in 1706) was held in the Capitol Building in Colonial Williamsburg. We arrived at the visitors’ center and boarded a bus that took us to the Capitol Building. The evening was overcast and drizzly, so all we saw from the windows of the bus was rain and semi-darkness. The Capitol Building itself was impressive (sorry, ...
... who really did well in their high school American History class (or who watched "The Patriot" movie, for that matter) may remember this, but for those who don't, here's what was happening: By 1781, Virginia was in trouble. Benedict Arnold had attacked Richmond, and Jefferson contacted Washington, who was in New York, to come back and defend his native state. Washington was busy fighting the British where he was, so he sent back the marquis de Lafayette ...
... during the Revolutionary War over 30,000 men died. Twenty-five thousand of them died due to sickness and disease.
Today Yorktown has an encampment set up much like you would have seen during the Revolutionary war. There were white tents all in a line for soldiers. A larger tent for General Washington which had a bed, desk, chests and tables in it. We were also able to watch an artillery demonstration about how a musket was ...