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Arrived in Virginia at 9 in the morning with only about 3 hours sleep. I had to take a couple of hour nap in order to make it through the day, but it worked. I was able to go 9 holes of golf with my Son, Eric and my Grandson, Justin this afternoon.
A wonderful dinner of steak, mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus, all prepared by my grandson.
It was a great way to start this trip. I am looking forward to a great time with the family. ...
... Jamestowne needed a way to make money and trade across seas as well as with the Native Americans. Glass was in demand and some Dutchmen who had moved to the colonies were skilled tradesmen. They soon built a glasshouse and began making glass. Traditional glass was green in color and when heated gets up to 2,000 degrees. They would make windows, bottles, drinking glasses and so on. This industry only lasted one year before the settlers strained ...
... The enslaved had to often serve their master at fine dinner parties. At these dinner parties the wealthy would participate in dances of their own. One of the slaves favorite dances was to dress up like their masters and participate in a mocking dance. They made fun of their posture and stiff, square movements. They showed the repetitive nature of their dance and the dulleness.
As the program ended we noticed that we had completely come out of our shells and ...
... Lincoln, who is depicted on the $5.00 note was not born when the tavern was open. Unfortunately he overcame this problem and accepted the money - no free lunch for us. We spent some more time wandering until the heat of the day sent us back to our room for a rest before setting out for a light dinner and some retail therapy.
Next day we set off for Front Royal
... each bought an airplane bottle of our favorite liquors - Glenn Livet & Patron. We clinked our glasses (solo cups, lol) & watched the sun slowly set as we boated past the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry. That night Beau & I were finishing dinner when we heard splish-splashing outside the boat. Beau poked his head out & saw fish just begging to be caught. We created some chum with some old yogurt & scraps & fished the rest of the ...
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