Hampton

Trip Start Oct 04, 2007
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Trip End Feb 03, 2008


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Saturday, November 10, 2007

Today we drove to Williamsburg and walked around, getting a feel of the place.













In the afternoon we went to Yorktown where yet another knowledgeable, enthusiastic Park Ranger described the 'last battle of the War of Independence', which he says was fought at Yorktown between the French and Americans under George Washington and the English under General Cornwallis - which, of course was won by the allies.  We hadn't realised the importance of the French to the outcome of the battle - they provided significant infantry, a blockade of ships and expertise in siege warfare; all of which was needed in this fight.  There were no more significant battles and the English and Americans spent a couple of years negotiating before a peace treaty was signed in 1783.  

Tonight we went to a local theatre to see the only performance in town of "Catch 22".  Tom found it very funny but Ruth thought it too close to current day situations to be funny.  There was a reasonable audience to start with but quite a few did not return after interval.  It's the first late night we have had, usually we have very early, for us, evenings.
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