Residence Inn Williamsburg
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As we left Bethesda, we headed south a couple hundred miles and back in time a couple hundred years... to 1775 in Colonial Williamsburg. As usual, we were late. Consequently, upon arrival, we realized that we weren't left with enough time to explore the apothecary, capitol building, governor's palace, and (most importantly)... the JAIL! So we needed to stay the night and continue our anachronistic hijinks into the next morning. We were fortunate enough to ...
... birthday is the 29th and we weren't sure exactly where we'd be, so we celebrated early. Tonight we took a tour, again in candlelight, called the Ghosts Among Us. It too had historical impetus as all of the stories involved actual residents of Williamsburg. We also explored Jamestown,(they've done a lot of new excavation) and were able to learn so many new things about America's first settlement. I knew that Yorktown had been a decisive battle in the revolution, but ...
... went to Colonial Williamsburg and got multi-day tickets. It is much larger than when I was here in 1977. So there is much more to see. Today it was rainy and Steve had never seen Monticello. So we drove about 100 miles, and out of the rain, to see Jefferson's home. Things have changed there as well. There is much more discussion about the dichotomy of Jefferson's position on the equality of all men and hatred of slavery, while continuing to be a slave owner. They are also rebuilding ...
... for Ted cousin. He died just last April and was just in his 60's. We found his grave much more easily and there were several other graves that were recently laid around him. Going and finding family made this visit much more special.
We then headed out of the area toward our next stopping spot of Williamsburg VA. We have selected a RV park from our Passport America book what has good wifi and all hook ups. We should be very comfortable we figure. Our plan ...
... with the grandkids being in the middle of the pack as it was done in alphabetical order. Mother Nature made herself known by sending a passing thunder storm during the ceremony.
During the drive home, the skies were well lit on several occasions as the storm passed out to sea.
We had a great family gathering to congratulate the graduates at home and then everyone was off to sleep as a busy day was scheduled for Saturday.