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... br> As we contemplated our impending life in Zimbabwe, we considered the lessons we may learn from the colonial trailblazers in Williamsburg: Devika hooted and hollered, celebrating the freedom to use her "outside voice;" Neela embodied the Protestant work ethic as she doggedly wiggled her first loose tooth; Chaaya was the very personification of British stoicism as she admirably withstood a wicked yellow jacket sting with barely a whisper. Our work here was done. ...
... 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 ...
... except where it benefitted us. Until Monday. It seems that there had been an accident ahead of us and a tractor-trailer had left debris on the track. Luckily we got the word and there was no danger for us. We got to our condo, (2 bdrms 2baths, and a full kitchen, plus washer and dryer), about 11/2 hrs late. But our place is really lovely. And it's nice to be able to fix our own food for a change. Steve exchanged one of our time-shares for this and it was a really good choice. ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...