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City of Williamsburg

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  • Day19


    April 8, 2018 in the United States ⋅

    We had a great day today in Williamsburg. After a good night's sleep but pretty average breakfast we drove to the visitor welcome centre and bought our tickets for the next three days. Williamsburg is a totally authentic revolutionary town with pretty streets, beautiful homes and lots of employees dressed up in character for the 1700s. For example we enjoyed talking to Caesar Hope the slave who was freed and became a barber. we also spoke to the shoemaker and really enjoyed going through the governor's palace.

    We had a soup and sandwich lunch at the Red Tavern and after lunch we walked up to the Arts Museum and were wowed by an address by a gentleman role-playing George Washington. It was very clear to us that the locals know their history very well and many questions were being asked including some by quite small children. Another highlight was going through the lawyers house he was called John Whyte. He assisted George Washington with the declaration of independence and many important people visited and stayed at his abode.
    Another highlight of today was that we saw lots of blue sky, felt the sunshine and many blossoms are now appearing. In the Main Street of Williamsburg the roads were closed off and there was a market with live music and stallholders which was very pleasant.
    Tonight we chose Kephi's Restaurant - greek and delicious. We also only had entrees, salad and dessert - no main course. Much more suitable quantities!
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  • Day18

    Long drive to Williamsburg

    April 7, 2018 in the United States ⋅

    This morning we packed said goodbye to Erica and Ian and sent off in our giant vehicle. Initially the countryside was lovely but once we got onto the motorways it proved to be much more challenging and busy. Nevertheless Craig was a hero as always and after 7 1/2 hours driving with A couple of stops we eventually checked in to our hotel Called the Spring Hill SUites by Marriot at Williamsburg. After a cheerful check-in, we had a rest in our room which is spacious with dirty carpets.
    For dinner tonight we went across the road to the recommended restaurant called food for thought. We shared Each course which included a tasty salad followed by scallops wrapped in bacon and an okay cream brulée. The Restaurant pub was very busy and there seems to be a lot of people here. Generally, we are finding that food seems More expensive than in Australia once you and the service tip.
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  • Day20

    Jamestown, Yorktown & Williamsburg again

    April 9, 2018 in the United States ⋅

    It was raining and cooler again this morning ): so after breakfast, we decided to drive around the area. We took the Colonial Parkway, which is a very picturesque road through parkland on the way to Yorktown. Yorktown is the original landing area on the Chesapeake Bay. It was lovely driving through green, blossoming trees and under pretty bridges. All along the way, they have put signs to indicate what historical occurrences happened at each spot. Yorktown was pretty but the part we saw near to the sea and bridge did not seem real – just set up for tourists. After a look around, I had a caramel cappuccino at Ben & Jerry’s, which was okay but too sweet of course. Next, we drove down to Jamestown where the archaeological diggings and other historical evidence of various battles is located. This includes the areas mapped by John Smith who of course loved Pocohantas! We didn’t want to pay for further entrance fees as we still have our 3 day Williamsburg ones, so we chose to go on the scenic drive around Jamestown Island – very lovely. BTW we had an enjoyable conversation when purchasing stamps and posting cards at the shop in Jamestown. During the drive back to Williamsburg we stopped at The Carrot Cake restaurant and then went back to Colonial Williamsburg. We parked in a closer area today and walked in to see the home of Peyton Randolph. This was very interesting historically but both of us have no respect for him or his wife Betty, who had 27 slaves to run their households and demonstrated poor generosity when it came to giving any of them freedom. Apparently, Randolph was designated to be one of the Presidents – but died of a stroke beforehand. Choices and Consequences I say! The girl showing us around there was great and Craig asked her many questions which she duly answered in an informative and entertaining manner.
    Finally, we walked up to the Capitol and had our tour there. Once again we had an excellent presenter in the role and that was also extremely interesting. Back home for a rest as I am tired today.
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  • Day21

    Last day in Williamsburg

    April 10, 2018 in the United States ⋅

    This morning we had issues with the CVS pharmacy and their pricing strategies but eventually got to the colonial area again. It has been great value for money. Initially we sat and listened to an address by Nation Builder James Madison once again very interesting and it was great to sit outside in the sun. On to the 300 year old everard house owned by legal clerk who also had over 20 slaves. Many other sites were Opened today And we enjoyed the printers, the silversmith, the carpenter and tin smith and many other trades people. Later in the day We really enjoyed going through the wetherspoon Tavern and hearing About how they made money. Certainly at this stage America was still very British and they imported a lot of their stuff. Bus back home for a little rest and now we are going to Christiana’s tavern for our last dinner in Williamsburg. This was a great experience our very pretty waitress Whose name was pooh like Winnie the Pooh Was gracious and interesting and gave us great service. We finished the The evening off with another lovely walk through Williamsburg which was much quieter at dusk. Overall We are really pleased with our decision to come here 😍😍Read more

  • Day8

    Im falschen Film?

    February 12, 2017 in the United States ⋅

    Heute morgen sind wir entspannt, auf einem Campground nahe Dumfries bei 5 Grad Außentemperatur aufgewacht. Nach einem ausgiebigen Frühstück, mit Brot wo die Kauwerkzeuge nicht wirklich etwas zu tun haben, ging es dann auf der Interstate 95 in Richtung Richtung Süden durch Virginia. Als Ziel hatten wir uns Williamsburg gesetzt. Der Wettercheck per Handy, ließ mir allerdings Fragezeichen durch den Kopf rauschen. 27 Grad? Meinen die vielleicht Fahrenheit und nicht Celsius? Unsere Mittagspause, bzw. Raubtierfütterung wollten wir dann standesgemäß auf einem Supermarktparkplatz absolvieren. Wie die letzten Tage gewöhnt, Jacke an und raus aus dem fahrbaren Untersatz. Wir merkten sehr schnell, daß die Jacke nicht wirklich Sinn macht. Jetzt hatten wir bereits 17 Grad (Celsius). Da der normale Lüfter im Auto es nicht mehr schaffte, die Temperatur auf ein angenehmes Maß zu bringen, schalteten wir kurzerhand die Klimaanlage ein. Nach unserer Ankunft in Williamsburg traf uns dann allerdings der Schlag. 28 Grad und Sonne pur, unglaublich. 23 Grad Unterschied in knapp 4 Stunden mussten wir erst einmal verdauen.
    Williamsburg ist wohl eine der best erhaltenen historischen Städte von Amerika. Hier konnte man die Geschichte des 18. Jahrhunderts sehen, fühlen und auch anfassen. Alle Gebäude sind noch so, wie sie damals waren inklusive den Schaustellern, die einen im Post Office oder und in der Schmiede, der Tischlerei oder dem Krämerladen begrüßten. Eine kleine, wunderbare Stadt und wohl auch ein sehr beliebtes Ausflugsziel.Nach einigen Meilen zu Fuß durch den Ort ging es dann wieder zu einem Camp Ground und wir kamen auf die Idee Wäsche zu waschen, nur leider fehlte das Waschmittel. Also Ella in ihren Dienstwagen gesetzt und auf gings. Waschmittel war schnell gefunden und wir wollten noch ein Bier für den Abend kaufen, was Sonntags nicht so einfach ist, weil teilweise per Gesetz verboten. Man stelle sich eine Reihe eines deutschen "Durschnitts-Aldi´s" vor. Diese hat 4 Wände und vorn eine Schiebetür. Durch diese hindurchgeschritten, erwarten einen dann 2 Grad und umgrechnet der komplette Inhalt eines Tanks der Radeberger Brauerei. Ein freundlicher amerikanische Staatsbürger erzählte mir dann was vom guten deutschen Bier und wollte gar nicht mehr aufhören, was bei 2 Grad Temperatur nicht so wirklich Spaß macht. Egal, nicht erfroren und ein Bier haben wir auch kaufen dürfen. Jetzt läuft die Wäsche und bei uns läuft es endlich auch....
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  • Day8

    Colonial Williamsburg

    August 3, 2017 in the United States ⋅

    La natura incredibile del territorio americano è sconosciuta a noi europei. Non ci rendiamo conto di quanto abbiamo perso del contatto primordiale con gli alberi e con la terra fino a quando non veniamo qui o in Africa. Gli italiani provarono a rimediare colonizzando l'Eritrea ma gli inglesi furono assai più capaci e lungimiranti.Read more

  • Day7

    Historic Williamsburg

    November 19, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Our first day wandering the streets of this historic city. Spent time with the tradesmen in their shops. Saw great interactive theatre at the Capitol where we participated in events leading up to the moment Virginia said yes to independence.

    At the courthouse, sat in on some re-enactments of actual cases brought before the court at Williamsburg. One was a man who had not attended church in a month 😳.

    My favorite was a play about the complex relationship between Jefferson and Jupiter. They started out friends as little boys but ended as servant and master. The actors wrote the play as well.

    Watched the fife and drum corps as they performed on the courthouse green as the sun set.
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  • Day7

    Ghosts Amongst Us

    November 19, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    A nighttime walk thru Williamsburg with stops in some of the candle lit historic rooms where we were told a ghost story from the period. As we began our walk the fog rolled in creating quite the atmosphere.

  • Day8

    Historic Williamsburg - Day 2

    November 20, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    A sunny, clear day. Enjoyed visiting with other tradesman like the barber and the wig maker. Enjoyed a delightful outdoor play about a female astronomer Caroline Herschel, born in 1750, who discovered several comets.

    Also, enjoyed an interactive presentation with President Thomas Jefferson. We were told by people sitting beside us that this Jefferson was the best and would soon be retiring.Read more

  • Day8

    Hounds Tale

    November 20, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    After skating headed back to the Hounds Tale for happy hour and a bite. Had a most delicious pear martini and even managed to snag the recipe. Bar bites of fried Brussel sprouts and fries with a cheese fondue.

You might also know this place by the following names:

City of Williamsburg, Ville de Williamsburg

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