Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Carrollton Smithfield
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Survived a wild ride down the bay. Some of the roughest conditions we have experienced on the Chesapeake. Big waves. 30+ kt winds and lots of driving rain. Enjoyed our new cockpit enclosures as well as the heater we installed below. The AIS system which allowed us to identify ships during the night was a big help.
Navy ships don't use AIS so we slowed to enter Hampton Roads after sunrise. Still, with heavy ...
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 ...
... which is the actual site of the original colony. Tomorrow we'll see the Jamestown Settlement, which is a living history museum that tells the story of the people who lived there.
So, for a little history as a backdrop: At Historic Jamestowne, 104 men and boys arrived from England by 3 ships, the Susan Constant, the Discovery and the Godspeed, anchoring in the James River on May 13, 1607. ...
... and suddenly my purse appeared! It was a miracle! I was overwhelmed with joy! And of course bought Dipan dinner to return the favor.
After yummy Outback, we hung out by the river for awhile watching the sunset and Joel taught me a little about the boats (He works in the shipyard). We talked for awhile but when it got dark we had to head home :/ Me and joe said our goodbyes and road tripped back up north.
I can't wait to see all everybody again in Dec!
... of the Civil War museums and sites closed because of the government shut down. Could there be anything more childish than the way our elected officials run this country!! "If I can't have my way, then I'll impose misery on everybody else!" We're in another 'Civil War", but it's anything but civil…
Soybean fields everywhere. We hit our first cotton fields of the entire trip.
We came across a tired old corner grocery ...