Tag: historical sites

Road trip to Williamsburg

We took Dad to happy hour last night after work, but overall, it was an early night for us. We were up around 7 AM this morning and were on the road just after 8 AM. It took us about 2-1/2 hours to drive the 149 miles or so to Williamsburg, Virginia. Kelly and I had gone early last fall, but Dad had never been and we thought it would be a fun day-trip.

We wandered around the grounds for 5 hours or so, eating lunch, looking at the historic buildings, etc. I think this time, the most interesting thing I saw was the printer and the printing press. I missed it last time I was here. It was fascinating to listen to how it was all done.

Dad wanted to see William and Mary and we walked over there later in the afternoon so he could see the Christopher Wren building and some of the older parts of the campus.

Sometime around 4 PM, we headed home. We hit a bit more traffic on the way home, so the drive took us a little longer. We decided to go straight to Pentagon Row and had dinner at Lebanese Taverna.

The weather cooperated with us all day long. It was a good (long) day.

Harper’s Ferry and L.A. Story

Saturday was a fun day. With clear skies and mild temperatures, Kelly and I drove out to Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia. I was there once before but I got to see a little bit more of it this time.

The town is about 70 miles away and we had a pleasant drive out there. I only got “lost” for about 5 minutes, when I missed a turnoff (I hadn’t been paying attention to my GPS). We hit a little traffic coming into town, but other than that, the roads were clear.

We parked down near the train station, and then spent a couple of hours roaming the town. We walked along the train bridge, and then down by the river. We wandered through the main street of the town, in and out of a variety of shops and historical sites. We climbed up to Jefferson’s rock, and then hiked beyond, up to the Harper’s Ferry cemetery, where we wandered among graves dating back to the 1700s.

We left Harper’s Ferry around 5 PM, and headed back, stopping at the Olive Garden for dinner. By the time dinner was over, I was so stuffed that I couldn’t even finish the chocolate gelato I’d ordered for dessert–a crying shame!

After dinner, we watched a movie. Kelly wanted to see L.A. Story. She’d seen it before, but not since living in L.A. and who was I to argue, as it’s one of my all-time favorite movies. So we watched L.A. Story and it took all of my effort and will-power not to quote every single line of the movie. Even so, I think I might have slipped up every now and then.

Kelly headed home after the movie and I spent a little while catching up on some chores around the house.