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A Revolutionary Day!

Yorktown, VA, October 4, 2013

sunny 87 °F

We arrived in Williamsburg, Virginia yesterday and are staying at a campground a little bit outside of the city. After we got set up we took a drive into town and walked around Colonial Williamsburg. we didn't buy a ticket, so just wandered about the free areas.
Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Home

Colonial Home

The standard mode of transportation.

The standard mode of transportation.


Today we took a drive on the Colonial Parkway to Yorktown. Yorktown is a colonial village mostly belonging to the National Park service, so the buildings were not open. Much of the town is reconstructed, but there are some structured from the colonial times. There is a beautiful waterfront and 2 schooners that offer trips around the harbor. Yorktown is the site of the British surrender in the Revolutionary War. General Cornwallis was George Washington's counterpart. There is a 94 foot hight Victory Monument that was constructed right on a bluff and can be seen from the harbor.
Typical Yorktown home

Typical Yorktown home

Yorktown Customs House

Yorktown Customs House

Cannonball still in one of the homes in Yorktown.

Cannonball still in one of the homes in Yorktown.

Monument for the surrender

Monument for the surrender

York River Beach

York River Beach


The best part about today was that Justin, Gwen and Callie arrived this evening and are staying until Sunday. Boy, has Callie grown since we saw her last!
Callie and Daddy

Callie and Daddy

Callie at 4 months

Callie at 4 months

Nana and Callie

Nana and Callie


The weather was beautifully sunny, but 87, which is too hot for me! They say it is unseasonably warm and I hope it doesn't last too much longer!

Posted by jcorilio 18:02 Archived in USA

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