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Yes, this was our mission today (well one anyway). After breakfast as usual it was blog time for me and 'down time' as Debbie likes to call it for her. What it really means is she has half an hour to ignore me! We left for a visit to the Hollywood Cemetery, this is 135 acres of rolling hills and winding paths overlooking the James River. It is also the final resting place of two of Americas early Presidents, James Monroe and John Tyler. It also has ...
... of the original ships and talking to the "captains" of each ship; visiting a Powhatan Indian village, and entering their homes, seeing them cooking, making baskets, etc.; or walking into James Fort, with its various buildings, gardens, implements and the various people who lived there.
Hope you enjoy hearing a bit about our adventures, as well as the pictures....
... settlers were, I can't even imagine taking a ship that size across the Atlantic for 4 months to unchartered land. The actor on deck was a comedian and said the barrels on board were for beer, because fresh drinking water is rotten. Then he asked to take a picture with my mom.
The last stop was the colonists' fort. Here we learned about the harsh and unwelcoming times that met the settlers; Of the ...
... in Hollywood Cemetery. They also began a "Memorial Day" tradition in 1866 which later spread all across the country and became a national holiday to honor the dead of all of America'a wars. We decided we wanted to make Hollywood Cemetery a stop.
We realized the Museum of the Confederacy was also in Richmond so we added that to the itinerary as well. These additions to the schedule were made BEFORE we decided to walk ...
... same stretch of road especially when your two passengers decide on a sleep. Queue heavy bass and dance music, although there is only so much to take and after 2 hours flew by I was starting to get hungry.
Dave had seen an advert for a Baconater at a Wendy's and after several service stations passed without one I was really getting hungry and loosing focus, it didn't help when we passed Exit 97 and there was a Wendy's we could see (that wasn't advertised) and too late to turn ...