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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. ...
The last full day of our trip but we still have a full schedule! First thing this morning we were off to the Historic Jamestowne (no this is not a misspelling, this is the way Jamestown was originally spelled). This is the first permanent site of an English Settlement in the United States. On May 13th 1607, 104 English men and boys established Jamestowne, the first permanent English settlement ...
... a mortar. A musket gun had a bayonet on the end of it for killing the enemy if they were too close and you did not have time to load your gun. It takes a soldier about 15 seconds to load and fire his musket gun. The second demonstration was how to use a mortar. These were used more often than cannons. Cannons are just big balls of metal that don't explode. They are great for knocking down enemy camp walls. However, they would usually only ...
... they were of age.
Music was used to sing about love and lonesomeness. We heard the song of one man's heartache as he lost his sweet love. He never knew where she went or if she survived. You can hear the sorrow in his voice and the longing he has to be with his love. The pain seemed to flow from his heart out into the words he spoke. It was extremely moving.
We finished the program with a few other songs and dances and ended with the mocking of the ...
... passing the Pentagon and negotiating all the roadworks and other roads that joined the highway. We finally arrived in Williamsburg and all in one piece and Steve was really pleased that we ended the journey with the same wing mirrors that we had started with! We had a lovely meal at the seafood restaurant in Colonial Williamsburg and then walked back to our ...
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