Yorktown Motor Lodge
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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. ...
... They run water over it. This removes all the dirt and leaves in rocks, shells or remains on the top of the sifter. They are able to look for anything left from the burial site. Over the years they have found so many items in the dirt they have opened a museum about it. We weren't allowed to take pictures but we saw many things from the Jamestowne settlement. One of those being a full skeleton. They also had a skull from a woman who had ...
... the story was the servant of Ms. Getty. She told us, Ms. Getty was visiting friends out of town. The servant loved working there because her belly was always full and she never had to skip a meal. Unlike when she was growing up and there was never enough food. The servant talked about her mom and shared a bedtime story her mom use to tell her. In Scotland, where her mother was from, was a man named Sunnybean. He was a vicious and mean man ...
... all participated in a chant that was mixed with movements combined from our new family. This was a great icebreaker and helped wiggle out the stiffness in our bodies.
We found out that the slaves had to work in unison. They did this so no one was considered weak or working too slow. In order for them to learn how to work in unison, they created songs and beats to help with the timing of their work in the fields. They also used code names to let everyone know ...
... a well earned rest.
Our next day was spent exploring Colonial Williamsburg, a restored township from the 1700's. We saw how wigs, buckets, furniture hats, clothes and shoes were made. These were just a few of the trades that are depicted in the village. We had a lovely lunch in a tavern and when paying the waiter he indicated that there was something was ...
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