Residence Inn 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. ...
... glassblowers who work here (there are only six of them) have to take FOUR years of training in order to perfect their skills. You can imagine the quality of the items that they produce, which are available for purchase to support the historic site. (Prices are very reasonable, I might add, and I took advantage of that, hah!). There are a few pictures included with this blog ...
The day Beth and I had planned to go to Colonial Williamsburg dawned bright and sunny. We left early-ish in the morning as it was about an hour's drive from Powhatan and enjoyed a pleasant drive along tree-lined highways. Williamsburg played a key role in the movement behind the American Revolution and the site we were headed to was restored and reconstructed as the authentic historical town. When we arrived we first went to watch a movie about the life of ...
... 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 ...
... around the township and view the exterior buildings and enter the historic shops, tickets were only required to enter the historic buildings if desired. So, we had a miserable Greg, very much out of his comfort zone in the 1700's, upset that he paid money to get here and not interested in joining in and teaching the girls about the days that were. So, with grumpy feelings from everyone we continued on.
It was a huge area of land that ...