A day of travel

Trip Start Aug 17, 2008
Trip End Aug 23, 2008

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Flag of United States  , Virginia
Tuesday, August 19, 2008

If we learned anything from all our trips is to leave a day of travel alone, not to make any plans; not that we adhere to that rule.  We got up, had our complimentary breakfast and were ready to go just in time to miss rush hour travel for our 3 hour trip.
We made an unscheduled stop at the site where Confederate General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson died, it was a nice diversion, about 10 miles out of our way, it was interesting for us and fun for the kids since they could run around.  The rest of the way was uneventful, except a short stop in a rest-area to turn on the DVD due to constant, consistent and assertive demands for a peanut butter cracker which we didn't have.
We arrived in Yorktown to find a very charming little town, with a beautiful boardwalk and wonderful shops, later we found out that the "historic" boardwalk is new - nevertheless - very charming.  We had some time to kill before we could check in so we walked around for a while and had lunch at the café in the Riverwalk restaurant, right on the river.  The food was good, but honestly anytime I eat on the water the food takes second place. 

Once we checked into our hotel we took a nap and got the kids to the pool (this was our 3.5 year old daughter's bribe to be good during the ride), they had an excellent time and so did we.  We had dinner again at the Riverwalk Restaurant (around $75 for three), which was good but was a bit disruptive by our 15 months old son - so one of us spent half the meal outside with him.  You can't really fault him since he's most likely all discombobulated and doesn't know what's going on.
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