Wednesday, October 22, 2014

COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG

Life has been very busy lately with visits from family and lots of things to do like going to Busch Gardens (I walked 6.92 miles that day.) and the historic sites in this area.

For instance, Colonial Williamsburg is much larger with more things to explore that I realized. I thought one day would be enough...nope. Going to go back for another full day. I began at the Visitor Center and took the footbridge across the roads to the Revolutionary City, as it is called.

The first place I encountered was the Great Hopes Plantation with several buildings...


Livestock...

And vegetable gardens....

After a meandering walk on the path, the next place was the Governor's Palace. There is a tour of both the Palace and the Gardens (included with the ticket purchase) which give a lot of history about how folks lived.

The gardens...


Courtyard with kitchen...

Salt cellar, curing house and behind, the ice house...

Typical transportation of the time...

I explored the brick yard with demonstrations on how bricks were made...


The Courthouse with the stockades...

And the Everard House...

As I said, there's a lot more to explore and I will be doing that on Friday.   Tomorrow, Jamestown!

I just had to stop at the bookstore in the Visitor's Center...

And, of course, I found a couple books to purchase...

The Lost Arts has a ton of different things from making Birch Beer to making simple brooms!  Interesting reading.   Good point - both were on sale for half price!

There's a new weekly prompt posted...check it out.

Well, I am back to watching the rain - yes, it is raining today.  

Thanks for visiting...
Talk to you tomorrow...




Wednesday, October 15, 2014

RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY. COME AGAIN SOME OTHER DAY, PLEASE!!!

Rain, that's what's happening.   Bad storms came through last night...lots more rain.   This morning I took some pictures as I walked down to the water before the next set of storms.   These were taken this morning although the pictures look like it was evening.   Believe me, it was that dark...









I had to take a picture of the couple of dandelions that were blossoming...

It's been raining for several hours now.   Sometimes very hard, sometimes a light rain.   Campsite looks like it has a waterway between sites, not roads.   But the water will drain away fast.

Tomorrow, I will be driving to Williamsburg, VA.   Hopefully not in the rain, but with my luck, I'm not so sure...

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Monday, October 13, 2014

NEW BERN KOA FOR SOME R & R

Yesterday, I awoke to rain, I packed up the campsite in rain...hooking Lady J to Duchess in pouring rain is quite an experience!

Then I drove in rain.   The trip to New Bern was about 260 miles...about four and a half hours, right? Wrong!   Not in the rain.   Make that more like seven hours.

I should be used to it...I feel like one of the cartoon characters who have a raincloud following them around.

At any rate, I did make it to the New Bern KOA.   And although it was cloudy and drizzling, it was not really raining.   This place is beautiful.   It's on a large - make that very large - river...
...and there's a large dock and places to moor a boat.

The campsites are large and if you want, there's a patio.

I chose to keep it simple...

There's lots of activities the kids also...

Best of all...no stink bugs (except the ones I brought with me!!!)

Today, I woke up with an allergy headache.   Took some allergy meds and a couple aspirins and wound up sleeping for several hours.   Woke up to a very warm afternoon.   I'm using my air conditioner...something I haven't done for a long, long time.

I decided to just relax and enjoy my time here...reading, creating, walking, etc. Right now I am reading several books:   The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King; With Or Without God by Gretta Vosper; The Rebirthing of God by John Philip Newell; The Field by Diane McTaggert; plus a couple art books.

Actually, there are more to the list.   I have a tendency to read about six non-fiction books, a couple fiction books plus a ton of art books at the same time.   How about you?   Do you like to read one book at a time or read several at a time.

Art books of any kind are always something I enjoy reading for ideas, inspiration, new techniques, etc.   So I always have several around and pick them up when I feel a need to create but can't decide what...

There's a new prompt posted...

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See you tomorrow...