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Published: April 3rd 2018
/April 2, 2018Weather: 77 and sunnyStates: North Carolina to VirginiaCity: Raleigh to WilliamsburgMiles: 185
Hours Driving: 3 hrs 15 min
Hotel: Woodlands Hotel
We had breakfast in the hotel this morning and headed back to Duke Campus to spend a beautiful warm day walking the gardens and campus. We have been to the gardens a couple of times before and enjoyed it. We are not garden walkers but this is a gorgeous place. Highly recommended. Ben had been there in his early years. I will try to post a picture. Elizabeth was a little photographer in the gardens. She used my camera.
We wandered to Duke Chapel. We went inside. It is beautiful It is a non demoninational church that serves many religions. Beautiful campus and building. So, our kids are still writing postcards from each state and sending them to themselves. We tried to buy one at Duke but they were the ugliest postcards we’ve ever seen considering the buildings, the chapel and the Sarah Duke gardens make for great pictures. We sent one anyway. We determined that the Bryant building was where Paul did his seminars though it has changed a lot. A couple of ladies in the store who have worked there for 30 years confirmed the conference rooms existing years ago.
We are on the road to Williamsburg, VA for a couple of nights. In another post, I called our van the magic bus. I swear that every time we get in it, it feels like each stop is a whole nother trip. The previous stops feel like years ago. Very strange.
We checked in to the Woodlands hotel. Decent hotel on the Williamsburg property. We took a walk across the parking lot of the hotel to a path leading to a bridge leading to
Colonial Williamsburg town. It’s about a 15 minute walk to the edge of town. We took a brief walk through the center of town and out to the modern town filled with shops and restaurants. Super cute. We were hungry for dinner.
We found a pizza restaurant at the far edge of town. It was on the campus of William and Mary College, the oldest college in the country though Harvard would argue that. It was a good dinner. Good pizza. It was almost dark and chilly so we called an Uber to take us back. 5 minutes by car, 25 walking. You’ll never guess what picked us up. A Tesla with falcon wing doors. What?! So cool. The lady pulled up and pushed a button and the doors rose up inviting us right in. What a flippin cool car. The windshield is ginormous and has this fantastic computer system. So fun. The lady, Charlotte was so nice. Great way to end the night.
Tomorrow, we will explore the area more and learn about our forefathers.
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