Saturday, June 11, 2016

Williamsburg - Jamestown - Yorktown

Somewhere between Charleston and Williamsburg, it began to rain.  The rain settled in and stayed with us the rest of that day and all of the next.  We walked around and ate dinner at one of the restaurants that he been recommended to us.
It was apparent the next morning that my sandals were not going to work well in 55 degree rainy weather, so we made a little detour for socks, rainboots, and an umbrella before setting out to see Colonial Williamsburg.  Once we were properly outfitted, the rain really wasn't so terrible.  I loved all of the buildings and think our reproduction saltbox would fit in pretty well.
 Even in the rain, the flowers were beautiful!
 Every now and then, the rain would let up for a little while.
 We bought the pass that let us into all the buildings and demonstrations and I think made it to most of them over two days.
 Isn't that red house neat?  Some of the houses are owned by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation but are private residences.  Only one house on the main street is still privately owned.
 The rain finally let up enough for the afternoon march.
On our second full day in the area, we went to Jamestown and Yorktown.

 I was surprised at Yorktown to find a beach on the York River.  We ate across the small street from the beach at a little cafe with outside seating.  The food was okay, but the view was great!
 Yorktown also had some really neat houses.

 We finished the day back in Williamsburg, trying to see anything we missed.  While we were admiring the sheep, a little boy was trying to pet one.  His mother shrieked "don't touch those!  They look like they haven't been bathed...ever!"  We had to laugh.  I'm guessing she didn't grow up any where near the country!
 The general's rousing speech had to be canceled the previous day due to the weather, but we got to hear it this time, along with the gun and cannon demonstration.
I'm so glad to finally get to see Colonial Williamsburg!  David had been when he was about 10, so it's been a few years.

The weather didn't always cooperate, but it was a great vacation!  We headed home the next day and made it as far at Mt. Vernon, IL.  After lunch at our favorite sandwich place in St. Louis, we made it home.


Anonymous said...

As usual, I enjoyed your "travel log" and all the pictures of your trip. Leila

Anonymous said...

Oops, I'm a little late in this
continued vacation viewing! :(
Nice to ride along rain & all!!!