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... map and drove the route to see the famous Redoubts 9 and 10 where General Washington and the French General Comte de Rochambeau finally succeeded in defeating Cornwallis’ British troops on the night of Oct 14, 1781. Actually, most of the redoubts have been reconstructed. Redoubt 10 was so eroded, only a small portion of it was intact and is now fenced off. But you could stand at that point and look across to Gloucester and envision the French ships ...
... of the original building. Thanks to Thomas Jefferson, the restoration was made easier as he had made copperplate engravings of the front and some of the artefacts. There was also a floorplan noted with room sizes and ceiling heights. After we toured the palace, we went outside to the kitchen to watch some of the volunteers preparing meals. One worker was cutting up a Casaba squash that was the biggest squash I’ve ever seen. She told us it has ...
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So much to see here that even 4 nights gives just a preview. There is water, water everywhere with every type of vessel from kayak to aircraft carrier plying the Hampton Roads which is what they call this area where Chesapeake Bay joins the Atlantic. The English arrived about 1650 and the strategic geography has meant battles with the Indians, between the Confederates and the Union, attacks by Germans and now as base for ...
... miles up the coast and back, I can affirm this to be
We also can be pleased we have a reasonably low cost of
living in our area. We don't realize just how costly things can be
until we have the opportunity to compare prices. Last night Rhonda and I
ate dinner at Appleby's in Yonkers, NY. It was walking distance from the hotel and we had NO desire to venture back out onto NY's roadways at that time of the day. I usually have the Bourbon
... in the central and western parts of this country have been diverted to the more populated areas, without regard to what it is doing to other areas. Naturally, we as humans have survived as a survival of the fittest animal for many millennia now, but are we serving to eliminate the possibility of survival for a great portion of this nation in that survival of the fittest mode? In just a few weeks of observation, and a bit of Google introspection, it would ...