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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. ...
... walking in Historic Jamestowne, a lot of the town has been dug up and preserved as much as possible. An archeological dig has been underway for years now. They have found and dug up a lot of the footings from each building. Not a lot is left standing today. One part of a building that is still standing is the church tower. The church its self has been rebuilt, but the tower when you first walk in has been preserved. In 1907 a group took ...
... to continue to work for George Wythe, except now she was getting paid for it. George Wythe would die of arsenic poisoning. Before he died, Wythe accused his nephew of murder and changed his will to exclude him. Wythe’s, housemaid Lydia, provided evidence that George Sweeney had tried to poison George Wythe, her son, and her. She was prohibited by law to testify in a criminal case against a whiteman due to her color. Because of this, Sweeney was tried and found ...
... 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 ...
... Lincoln, who is depicted on the $5.00 note was not born when the tavern was open. Unfortunately he overcame this problem and accepted the money - no free lunch for us. We spent some more time wandering until the heat of the day sent us back to our room for a rest before setting out for a light dinner and some retail therapy.
Next day we set off for Front Royal
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