Greetings from Washington, D.C. and Virginia!

So I had two back-to-back trips to D.C. and decided to extend the second one, so I’m in Virginia for the weekend.  I’ve been to D.C. many times, but this is my first time to Virginia.  I spent some time in Great Falls Park – the ‘Great Falls’ being the Potomac – then on to Monticello, and then to the ‘historical triangle’ of Yorktown, Jamestown, and Colonial Williamsburg.

Near Monticello, I stayed at Keswick Hall and in Williamsburg, at the Williamsburg Inn.  Last night, I ate at Shields Tavern in Colonial Williamsburg – probably the best pot roast I have ever had in my entire life.

Tomorrow I’m at Mount Vernon and then back to Austin.  It’s been a great couple of days.  I love colonial American history and architecture, so this was like nirvana for me.

National Archives Prologue - August 2015

The National Archives – ‘What is Past is Prologue’ – August 2015

National Archives Study - August 2015

The National Archives – ‘Study the Past’ – August 2015

Great Falls of the Potomac - August 2015

Great Falls of the Potomac – August 2015

Great Falls Park - August 2015

Great Falls National Park, Virginia – August 2015

Monticello Observatory - August 2015

Monticello Garden Observatory – Monticello, Virginia – August 2015

Monticello Observatory Inside - August 2015

Inside the Monticello Garden Observatory – Monticello, Virginia – August 2015

Jamestown Fort - August 2015

First Jamestown Settlement Fort (1607) – Jamestown, Virginia – August 2015

Jamestown Original Settlement - August 2015

Jamestown Old Settlement – Jamestown, Virginia – August 2015

Williamsburg - August 2015

Colonial Williamsburg Garden – Williamsburg, Virginia – August 2015

Williamsburg House1 - August 2015

House in Colonial Williamsburg – Williamsburg, Virginia – August 2015

Williamsburg Governor's Palace - August 2015

Governor’s Palace – Colonial Williamsburg – Williamsburg, Virginia – August 2015

Williamsburg Governor's Palace Gardens - August 2015

Formal Gardens – Governor’s Palace – Williamsburg, Virginia – August 2015

Williamsburg Governor's Palace Gardens1 - August 2015

Formal Gardens – Governor’s Palace – Williamsburg, Virginia – August 2015

Williamsburg Governor's Palace Finial - August 2015

Finial – Formal Gardens of the Governor’s Palace – Williamsburg, Virginia – August 2015

Williamsburg Field - August 2015

Meadow – Colonial Williamsburg – Williamsburg, Virginia – August 2015

Williamsburg House3 - August 2015

House in Colonial Williamsburg – Williamsburg, Virginia – August 2015

Williamsburg House2 - August 2015

House in Colonial Williamsburg – Williamsburg, Virginia – August 2015

Williamsburg - Shields Tavern - August 2015

Shields Tavern – Colonial Williamsburg – Williamsburg, Virginia – August 2015 (Get the Ale-Potted Beef; you won’t regret it!)

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One Response to Greetings from Washington, D.C. and Virginia!

  1. plumdirt says:

    What a treat! Those gardens look lovely.

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