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Nov 23, 2012 - Visit to Williamsburg

I don't have any pictures to post yet because I need to transfer them from the camera. Colonial Williamsburg was amazing. We messed up the times a little bit so we didn't have as much time to spend as we would have liked. I did't realize how big it is there, it' seems like it's part theme park and part historic landmark. I also, did't realize how much of our nation's history happened here. We also went back later in the evening for a special show called "Ghosts Among Us". It was a guided walking tour to three locations where period story...

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Nov 21, 2012 - Camp is set up

Set up in our campsite. It's pretty nice here, it's not very big but everything you need. I got the water, sewer, cable TV and power hooked up. Awnings and lights are out, and they even provide free WiFi internet! Everybody has showered, the facilities were nice. Bailey and I took a walk around and checked things out. Even stopped at the General Store. The girls have hopped the shuttle and headed for Walmart! There are a lot of stores and outlet malls nearby. I hope they aren't gone too long because I am getting hungry! Tonight we are going...

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Nov 1, 2012 - Getting Ready...

Hurricane Sandy may have delayed us, but not by much. Today we have taken off the extra lines we used to hold ZEST to the dock during the blow, brought most of the food aboard and stowed it (now if I can remember where I put things--like that jar of capers!), and are deciding which clothes to take. And trying to remember all those little things that need to be done before we leave--like mail, and bank, and... Looks like we will leave on Saturday--and try something different---the Dismal Swamp Route. For those of you who do not know about...

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ZEST for travel

Oct 22, 2012 - Day Seventeen Lexington Park, MD to Williamsburg, Virginia

Left this am at 9:40 under sunny skies and temp. 59. We spent another 3 hours this am going to the post office and real estate agencies in California, Md looking for our old house. We just knew if we could get in familiar looking territory, that we could find it. The roads and old familiar landmarks had changed dramatically. We even went 30 miles to the address of our previous neighbor, but alas they were not home. We were frustrated and depressed, having spent at least 5 hours and countless miles over the same roads and were ready to give...

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ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Oct 7, 2012 - Yorktown, Jamestown, & Williamsburg

Well, it has been a very energic several days. We departed Waynesville, NC on the 2nd, in a downpour. Made hooking up a bit sloppy. Spent that night at a Corps of Enginers park, Rudd Creek near Clarksville, VA, right on the lake. It was hot and very humid. Thank goodness for A/C in the RV. Wed, saw us arriving at Naval Supply Center, Cheatem Annex, Williamsburg, VA. A new RV park on the base with everything, except a decent internet connection. Hence our absence for the 4 days. However, that was the only downer in the stay. For three and a...

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Oct 3, 2012 - Williamsburg, Virginia

The morning of October 3rd we left Greenbelt Park and drove 230 miles to Anvil Campground near Williamsburg, VA for a four night stay. We have been to historic Williamsburg before and since the tickets to see it are expensive we will not be doing that again. We are staying here because the park has full hook-ups so we can spend the next few days doing some cleaning and relaxing from all the walking we did in D.C. Over the next few weeks we will be visting Mrytle Beach, SC, Charleston, SC and Savanna, GA before heading into Florida.

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Jun 12, 2012 - Cole's entry: Historic Williamsburg

So I have to make a new style of entry, so the basis is on this: What happened What I learned What I felt What happened: So, we went to Williamsburg, and took a walk to Historic Williamsburg, where they have a section based on the 18th century - and it IS the 18th century! They had the style of houses, of clothing, of shops - and at one point I saw a woman carrying around a chicken! X) We walked around for quite a while, and it started to rain. It was raining pretty hard, by California standards, but not so hard I started to melt. We had...

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Jun 12, 2012 - Jill's Entry: Make Believe, circa 1775

The last time I visited Williamsburg, I was 12 and going into sixth grade. I loved it then, and I was even more intrigued now. The town is beautiful, educational, historical, and yet not overly commercial. It's amazing how well everything has been preserved, and the costumed interpreters are really good at explaining 18th century colonial life down to the smallest details. We saw two scenes of actual pre-revolutionary war events, and the actors on the street kept the drama going by interjecting their thoughts and feelings. The woman who was...

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Jun 12, 2012 - Sam's Entry: Williamsburg and Rainy

Well, today was Williamsburg and rainy. Let's start with the historic town. Unlike Jamestown, everybody talked in first person perspective. They did a lot of making things, like paint, wagon and cart wheels, guns and bullets, to list a few. Spoiler alert! There was a play that went around the whole place, and loyalists were everywhere. Loyalist here, loyalist there. The one thing I learned was that the loyalists believed in some of the things that patriots did. I felt sorry for the people that got tarred and feathered. Sam

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Jun 12, 2012 - Cosmo's Entry: Williamsburg

Day 3: Today we rolled out of bed and had an egg breakfast. Soon after breakfast we jumped in the car and drove to the colonial Williamsburg. There we saw many different stations to learn different things about different jobs. We stopped at many stations such as wheelworkers and blacksmiths. One thing I learned today is that it takes about 90 hours to make a wheel for a horse carriage. After we saw a colonial re-enactment and stopped for ice cream before we left. As we were walking back to the car it started to rain really hard. it poured...

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Jun 12, 2012 - Dan's Entry: Exporing our colonial past

Well we continue to wrestle with the time change, though we are getting better. Today we were out of here by 11:00am (the goal is 9:00am). On that note I want to put a shout-out to all my homies with three or more children, this is not that easy. So any way, we explored Williamsburg today. This is an incredibly large historic park. We were free to walk around and bought tickets which allowed us to access various live demonstrations of period trades work and to tour houses and public buildings built in the early 1700's. The climate was...

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Jun 11, 2012 - James River Plantation Tours

Virginia state route 5 runs between the cities of Richmond and Williamsburg crossing the Chickahominy River while paralleling the James river. Interestingly enough, all the plantations are privately owned. Only a bus tour could make the tour of five plantations in one day! We chose Westover Plantation, named for Henry, fourth Lord Delaware, son of Thomas West, Governor of Virginia. These plantations are expansive including the grounds. We wondered at the perseverance of these settlers. For example, most of these homes are handmade bricks....

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