Hampton Inn & Suites Newport News (Oyster Point)
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Survived a wild ride down the bay. Some of the roughest conditions we have experienced on the Chesapeake. Big waves. 30+ kt winds and lots of driving rain. Enjoyed our new cockpit enclosures as well as the heater we installed below. The AIS system which allowed us to identify ships during the night was a big help.
Navy ships don't use AIS so we slowed to enter Hampton Roads after sunrise. Still, with heavy ...
... were the conditions of the jail, where 13 of Blackbeard's pirates were held prior to being hanged. We examined the original cells of their imprisonment, where Devika asked whether they were served "good" or "bad" food. Another source of endless fascination was that colonial citizens didn't have indoor plumbing and thus had to use an outhouse (much like our own, at the cabin in NY); the only difference was that they referred to it demurely as "the ...
... the wool after the sheep were shorn and spin it into thread. The thread would be dyed and woven into fabric.
Prier to the revolution spinning was a time-consuming domestic chore and it was rarely done. It was easier to buy the cloth but as it was unavailable during the war they had to make their own. It would take 12 spinners of wool to keep the weaver busy at the loom, and 100 spinners of cotton to keep him busy. ...
... ceremony on June 27, 2014. It looks like I will be making another trip to Virginia next year.
Dawn also works full time and then works on her school work in the evenings. She is working on her degree in Human Resources and wants to have it done before Eric retires.
Kylie is a senior in high school, busy with a lot of school activities and working part time at Dairy Queen.
Logan is a senior and works ...
... an unknown river in the dark, we should probably anchor at Jamestown. Coming into Jamestown, Beau & I felt like the original colonists sailing in on the Susan Constant, Godspeed & Discovery. Granted we may have had a few extra tools than they did, lol, like GPS & a depth finder. However, it was very neat to feel the history that we were traveling through. We decided to celebrate our destination with our favorite drinks. Earlier in ...