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Today began bright and early. Well, bright.
Shari and I headed down to the historic colonial Williamsburg and wandered around the College of William and Mary until we finally found the no-vehicular-traffic-from-8 AM-to-10 PM historic district. It was really hot and really humid, so it was very nice that the wells were equipped with water fountains.
Shari drinking from the well

Shari drinking from the well


We were wandering around colonial Williamsburg, taking in the quaint old houses and shoppes. We ended up going on a tour of the Governor's palace, which was really nice. While sitting and listening to the tour guide, I noticed that everyone else at the tour was wearing badges and I discreetly pulled out my phone and typed to Shari "were we supposed to pay for this?" Shari told me not to worry about it but as I found out this evening, yes, we were supposed pay (so I hope this shout out counts and helps drive tourism.) Turns out we had been kind of (very) lost before getting to colonial Williamsburg and may have wandered in the back way. It seemed legit at the time...
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After colonial Williamsburg, we headed down to the colony at Jamestown and it was mostly just really cool to see where the settlers and traders lived, beginning this whole mess 400+ years ago. We also drove around the island where Jamestown was settled. Most of the history got lost in the rain. (It rained the rest of the afternoon, not as bad as yesterday, though.) We stayed in the car and just continued driving around. Shari did get out of the car and play in the rain for bit (she does that).
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Afterwards, we headed down the Colonial Parkway towards Yorktown but the roads were flooded (yay, rain.) so we turned around and headed back to the hotel. So, all in all, a good day of touring, architecture, and some history. It was cool. We're heading to bed early so we can get an early start tomorrow. Actually bright and early this time.

Posted by MiriG 19:26 Archived in USA Tagged jamestown rainy colonial_williamsburg Comments (1)

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