1776 Hotel Williamsburg
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- Spent the day walking around Colonial Williamsburg and hanging out in a couple of local coffee shops.... great vibe here!
- Crossed the Chesapeake "River Tunnel" on the way to Maryland. It's a consecutive series of 3 bridges & 2 tunnels back-to-back that spans over 20 miles from Virginia to Maryland - very cool drive (see pictures).
- Stayed in Salsbury MD tonight to be ready for tomorrow's drive. ...
... After a quick drive around Jamestown Island, we headed for the Jamestown Settlement, where we spent the rest of the day. This was a completely different experience than the one we had at Historic Jamestowne (but both were really interesting), mostly because Jamestown Settlement is more of a "living museum" experience, with costumed guides and various "real life" experiences, such as ...
... shop assistants and carriage drivers were dressed up in period costume. One man in particular obviously loved his job, and it was so nice to see. Everywhere we saw him he would tip his hat and wish us a good day, or comment on the lovely weather. These small experiences throughout a day often make it so much more memorable!
We bought a snack from the bakehouse which we ate watching tourists scurry up and down Main Street, horses and ...
... who was a walking encyclopedia of Civil War history. We stood at Cementary Ridge and could picture the battle due to the excellent commentary from our ranger. Also toured the David Wills home where President Lincoln stayed and wrote the Gettysburg address that he read at the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery. Final stop was Williamsburg for 2 days. We toured the Jamestown settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center. Jamestown had working recreations of ...
... way back to our car. Our stroll took us around dated homes that have been restored to serve as sorority dorms. I believe it faces William & Mary College which had my mother and I fantasizing about our student days. The night ended in a corner garden of Sorority Court, where I heard a student say, ¨This garden is mad ****, bro.¨ So poetic! haha But it really was beautiful and worth a day time visit.