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... Washington's arrival and a rousing speech imploring Williamsburg's residents to join the revolutionary militia. The girls were thrilled to see the cannons firing, emitting a sulfurous odor which reminded us of Rotorua (see Big Trip v.1). Touring the governor's palace and capitol building, we gained an appreciation for the tensions that led to Lord Dunmore's fleeing the colony with his family, and the growing movement to break away from the Crown. ...
... 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 ...
... Sheree was hoping she could get Downton Abbey if it was on, but alas, there was no PBS. Ted watched some soccer and we went to sleep. Tomorrow will be a busy work day.
This morning we got up late - 9:00! We had heard the trains all night pass by but they weren't as bothersome as we had suspected and were not the reason for sleeping late. We are about 30 ft from the track and Amtrak and freight trains pass by at regular intervals all day ...
... those effusive and chatty characters struck up a rather one-sided but extremely interesting conversation and told us how she lived next door to Elvis Presley. We weren't really sure whether to believe her or not! :)
It was a 10 minute walk from the visitor centre to Colonial Williamsburg and we decided to wander up one side of the main street and back on the other, stopping to look in shops and museum areas that interested us. All the ...