1776 Hotel Williamsburg
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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. ...
... gardens full of crops, fruits and vegetables. Obviously this is how colonists and Native Americans got most of their foods but we are both ready to go home and start gardens in our yards. While visiting the Jamestown settlement we were able to watch a blacksmith work with metal, see a demonstrations from a carpenter making a bench, and see a cook making 17th century bread. We even got to try on armor that colonists would have worn in ...
... 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
... State at one point.
We also spent time in Yorktown where an important turning point in the War of Independence took place. In 1781 Cornwallis was defeated by the joint American (Colonial) and French Forces here. There is still evidence of the trenches and walls that were built for the battle. Oh yes, we saw our first Groundhog here, just doing what Groundhogs do.
This was an excellent historical visit – we learned so much and we also had lots ...
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