Apr 29, 2017 (Sat)
This morning we had an appointment for a sales pitch for a timeshare. It was a disaster! We went to the pool after lunch for swimming then went to the shopping area close by. We got a pizza at Papa Murphy's, which we baked in the apartment for supper. Doug and Linda arrived at around 9 pm and will be staying with us for a couple of days. We had a nice visit.
Apr 30, 2017 (Sun)
This morning we went to the Williamsburg Ward. It was their fast Sunday since they will have an area conference next week. There was a very good spirit there. In the evening we saw pictures from Doug and Linda's trip around the Pacific and then from our trip to Australia and New Zealand. It was a pleasant day and evening.
May 1, 2017 (Mon)
Today we went to Jamestown. We went first to Historic Jamestowne (part of the Colonial NHP). It was interesting to hear about all the archeological things that they have found in the last few years and even weeks ago.
|Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center|
|New Towne ruins|
|Old time preacher at the ramiumton|
|Ships through the woods|
|Resetting the cannon|
May 2, 2017 (Tue)
This morning went to Yorktown, also part of Colonial NHP. We started at the Yorktown Victory Center, a new living-history museum which just opened about a month ago. It had a very nice museum that went through the Colonizing of America and the Revolutionary War.
|Yorktown Victory Center|
|Example of displays in the museum|
|Camp wash woman|
|Tobacco drying in a barn|
|Colonial farm houses|
We then went to the national park portion of Yorktown. This celebrates the surrender of Cornwallis to Washington, leading to the end of the Revolutionary War. The battlefield is visited by two driving tours with stops along the way explaining the events of the battle and surrender.
We then walked around the town of Yorktown. There wasn't a lot to it.
We had a tour of the old Courthouse. Williamsburg served as the capital of Virginia until it was moved to Richmond.
|American siege line|
|British redoubts taken by the Americans|
|Crossing of Wormley Creek|
|Parlor in the Moore House|
|Parade route of routed British|
|Beach on the river|
May 3, 2017 (Wed)
This morning we went to Colonial Williamsburg, the third part of Colonial NHP. It was a nice day. This time there was a lot more going on and many more houses open than when we visited Williamsburg years ago. We started by taking the shuttle bus to the Capital Stop near Shields Tavern. Taverns were like Inns to provide lodging, food, and drink.
|Chamber in Capital Building|
|Tartlet, Thompson, & Company store|
|William Pitt Store|
|Lunchtime at Chowning Tavern|
|Harpsichord at the Geddy House|
|Actors at the Playboot Theater|
|Bedroom in the Everand House|
|Guide for the Governor's Palace|
|Parlor of the Wythe House|
|Bruton Parish Church|
|Fife and drum band|
|Cell in the Public Hospital|
|Early piano in the Art Museum|
May 4, 2017 (Thu)
This morning we returned to Colonial Williamsburg. We took the shuttle to the Capital Stop
and went to the Public Gaol (Jail House).
|Inside the jail cell|
|Parlor in Bassett Hall|
|Family from Florida in Charlton's Coffeehouse|
|Room in Weatherburn's Tavern|
|Colonel Geoarge Washington|
|Lunch at King's Arm Tavern|
|Weaver at the loom|
|Great Hopes Plantation|
We spent two full days at Williamsburg (on our 3-day pass). We really enjoyed the trip back in history.
May 5, 2017 (Fri)
Today we checked out of our condo and went to Warranton to visit with Wendell and Yvette. The final week of our vacation will be continued in the next blog