Fife & Drum Inn
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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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 ...
... started this period with about 300 people in Jamestowne and at the end of the starving period some 6-8 months later, there were about 60 left. The artifacts were quite interesting to see and the archeologist was able to weave together some interesting stories for us about what they have learned by studying what they have found.
We also worked on the blog some after we got back and Ted is still scheming.
October 23, 2014
Ted worked ...
... the master.
One of the highlights was a ghost tour last night. One of the actresses got right Tammy's face as she told her vampire tale. It was no more front row for us after that.
We had a chance to chat one on one with the young woman giving the ghost tour. She explained that many of the employees here, all of whom are in appropriate costume, have either history or theater degrees. This really shows as the history folks really ...