Tourist day in Williamsburg


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Published: May 14th 2018
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Today’s Ride


Even though I am extremely anxious to get going, I had another tourist day in Williamsburg.

If you a lover of History, this is a great place to visit.

Colonial Williamsburg is immaculately preserved and there are over 50 sites, homes, trades, taverns and shops to experience.

It is sort of a Disneyland of Colonial History. There are costumed guides in each and every building, including the King Arms Tavern where I had lunch.

I spent all day in Williamsburg and covered perhaps 1/3 of the opportunity’s available.

I enjoyed the day but am ready to roll.

Finally, I’m off to Charles City tomorrow.


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Sleeping QuartersSleeping Quarters
Sleeping Quarters

This accommodated two adults and two kids in a middle class family
Fran Whitney was our hostess in Whetherburns tavernFran Whitney was our hostess in Whetherburns tavern
Fran Whitney was our hostess in Whetherburns tavern

All of the period guides were fantastic here. It is obvious that they all love teaching us about Colonial Williamsburg. Fran has been teaching History for over 20 years. I was completely captivated during her entire tour.
King’s  Arms TavernKing’s  Arms Tavern
King’s Arms Tavern

I enjoyed a Pot Roast, mashed potatoes, and a mug of beer. While we were dining, our waiter educated us on the dining etiquette in the 18th Century.
Capital from Courtyard Capital from Courtyard
Capital from Courtyard

The House of Burgesses met here with the approval of the King.
Entryway to the British Governer’s PalaceEntryway to the British Governer’s Palace
Entryway to the British Governer’s Palace

Extremely opulent quarters of the Governor who was appointed by the King.
Gift from King George to Virginia Governor Gift from King George to Virginia Governor
Gift from King George to Virginia Governor

This is the actual pitcher given to the Virginia Governer, who was appointed by the King of England,
Governor’s PalaceGovernor’s Palace
Governor’s Palace

British Royalty in the Colonies
Candid moments with Thomas Jefferson and Jupiter Candid moments with Thomas Jefferson and Jupiter
Candid moments with Thomas Jefferson and Jupiter

This was a wonderful 50 minute historically accurate depiction of the tension of Thomas Jefferson and his slave Jupiter.


15th May 2018

Public shaming!
Nobody deserves a public shaming more than Rider Bob!
15th May 2018

And so it begins...
Good luck tomorrow. I’ll do a “solidarity ride” tomorrow. Not nearly as ambitious as your undertaking but I’ll be thinking about you.
15th May 2018

williamsburg
Love Williamsburg.. So did my Mom and I mostly grew in a Colonial Williamsburg house.. decorated in authentic reproductions and pewter servings. Have a great start to your ride
16th May 2018

Thanks for the input
I heard that there were a lot of private residences there. I wondered what it would be like to live in Disneyland!

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