Super 8 Williamsburg / Colonial Area
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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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 ...
... 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 ...
... with the grandkids being in the middle of the pack as it was done in alphabetical order. Mother Nature made herself known by sending a passing thunder storm during the ceremony.
During the drive home, the skies were well lit on several occasions as the storm passed out to sea.
We had a great family gathering to congratulate the graduates at home and then everyone was off to sleep as a busy day was scheduled for Saturday.