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... outside, I captured some great photos of Laura at various points on the battlefield, including Surrender Field, where Washington officially accepted Britain's capitulation ending the War.
Our plan was to visit the homes of Presidents Jefferson and Madison tomorrow, but predicted thunderstorms and up to two inches of expected rain have caused us to play it by ear, so we shall see what we decide to do in the morning.
... his own hair. At lunch they jokingly told us that they would accept the girl's hair as payment. Katelyn's hair could have bought us a lot of meals back in that time! It was a hot day and we couldn't imagine how miserable it would have been living back then with all the layers of clothes they wore along with the wigs and hats.
We're on the road again tomorrow headed to our nation's ...
... let us cool down a bit while walking around. These were Blake's first real big roller coasters and he loved them all so I'm sure there will be more to come.
Booked another Hyatt Place via Hotwire while eating lunch at the park (technology is amazing). This one is in Herndon, VA near the Air and Space Museum's large hangar hosting the SR-71 Blackbird and a Space Shuttle. That is on the agenda ...
... location near the Chesapeake Bay. He chose the town of Yorktown.
Meanwhile, Lafayette kept Washington in the know as to what was occurring in Virginia (via Armistead and his waiter spies), Remember that scene in "The Patriot" where Mel Gibson's character says "our friends the French finally arrived?" He was referring to Admiral compe de Grasse who had arrived in the Chesapeake Bay via ships bearing between 3,000-4,000 troops. At the same time, ...
... where the British surrendered. Today, it is named surrender Field. The day after meeting at the Moore house the British Army marched onto this field and laid down its arms. This ended the last major battle of the Revolutionary War and virtually assured America’s Independence from Britain. The last notable stop was the field where General George Washington had his headquarters. Today it is just a field but we could imagine all ...