S: March 2010 - Virginia Historic Triangle
BC: We had a wonderful time, but every vacation must end. It's time to go home. | To: Everyone
FC: Historic Triangle Virginia March 2010 | Williamsburg | Jamestown | Yorktown
1: First trip with the women of the family - no men allowed. Susanne, Lanelle, Mom and Jeanette We all stay over Mom's house the night before and head to the airport early since it's Spring Break. Mike comes out to take our picture and see us off. We are all eager to start our vacation.
2: We make our way through security pretty quick, so we go to the Presidents Club to wait for our flight.
3: Our plane was small - Mom and Lanelle sat together with Jeanette and Susanne in the single seats across.
4: We finally heard those magic words - Prepare for landing. We circled over the water with a storm in a distance and landed safely in Norfolk Virginia Airport.
6: We learned how the Army camps were set up. | Guineas welcomed us | Yorktown Victory Center
7: We had some fun playing with the signs that convicts were forced to wear. Lanelle was Insubordinate. | Susanne was picked up twice - once for being a Gambler and then Insubordinate. | Jeanette was both at once.
8: Susanne takes time to write a letter before dressing in her uniform. Must not forget the lipstick!
9: Mom and Lanelle are given instructions on what it takes to fire a musket. Susanne takes her turn with the gun.
10: Susanne studies the map for the best position and then drinks a pint. | Officer's quarters
11: Then they show us where the women would have stayed.. They had to take in the wash to help pay their way in camp. | The supply tent keep stock of all the things needed. | The meals were salted meat and beans.
12: We left the Army camp and visited a typical 1780s Virginia farm
13: Susanne checked out the kitchen with all the herbs hanging from the rafters. She even found the apple pie.
14: The hens try to hide in the house. | The rooster struts around trying to keep tabs of his hens. | The turkey hides in the shed. | The tobacco dries from the rafters. | While the Guineas line up for the General. ATTENTION!
15: But it's time to move down the road to the next stop. | We got a good glimpse of what a 1780s farm would be
16: After leaving Yorktown Victory center, we went the the Virginia Living Museum. | The seahorse was zooming around the tank. I've never seen one swimming around.
17: And fell in love with the turtle.
18: Snapping turtle was the only thing left in the same tank as the gator.
19: It took us a while, but we finally talked Susanne out of her shell. | Susanne touched the horseshoe crab.
20: While some were sunning on rocks - these turtles were actively swimming around. Well, except for the one that hitched a ride.
21: The puffer fish were having fun zipping around in their tank | These fish look like that got botox and wore white lipstick
22: "For humans there is no wilderness more difficult to explore than the night." David R Wallace
25: Sniff - Sniff -Ewwww... Need to air my pits - | 'This is my best side, so take the shot. No, I will not look at you." - Bobby the Bobcat
26: "ZZZZZ...ZZZZZ... Hhmmmm, scratch - Do I really have to get up? Yawn. Let me try..... Nope - need more sleep. AAHHHH. Zzzzzzz....Zzzzzzzz" The Grey Fox
27: "I hope Mr. Grey doesn't get up. If he does, I may need to." Red Fox. "Good, he settled down, so I will too."
28: Beavers swim around the lake | The badgers have fun jumping in and out of the water.
30: Colonial Williamsburg
31: Governor's Palace | Entrance Hall has a great display of power
32: Basement holds wine, beer, and herbs | The kitchen was in another building to prevent fires.
33: Bruton Parish Episcopal Church -established in 1674
34: It began to drizzle again as we headed to the King's Arms for some good tavern food and hot tea.
35: The Courthouse - home of law and order in the 18th century
36: The Capitol -Passed law and handed down penalties for major cases. Penalty was death by hanging. Could ask for Benefit of Clergy" - will be branded.
37: As the House of Burgess' would meet to discuss the law - they were surrounded with remainders of the crown - the large portraits.
38: Before they could go to court, they spent many nights in the 'public gaol' behind the courthouse. | The term "throne" comes from the stairs to the 'toilet'
41: Bruton Parish Church
42: One foot is on the old world - one on the new
46: Typical Powhatan Village
48: Colonists' Fort on the banks of the James River. First permanent English colony.
51: Virginia Air & Space Center
59: We explored the grounds and all the buildings. On the right is the 'Necessary'
64: Playing around, Lanelle wanted to check to see if someone was still inside. | View from the Old Vault
67: We gathered together in front of the main house. Lanelle and Mom look over the garden.
69: We spent 3 days exploring all DC has to offer. To find out what we found - go to the DC book.
70: Children's petting Zoo at Norfolk's Zoo | Before we go to the airport..
71: Mom looks from the corner at the old billy goat. I couldn't believe the little girl touched his teeth!
72: As the goat approaches the water bowl, the peacock tried to defend it by giving us a fabulous display of feathers.
74: Flowers, Eagles, Kangaroos, Prairie Dogs & Buffalo await
75: Meerkats | Hyrax | Crowned Crane
76: Fennec Fox
77: Lion Habitat
80: ZEBRA | MANDRILL | Southern White Rhinoceros
81: Red Panda
82: Emerald Tree Boa Panther Chameleon | Green Tree Python | Blue Tongue Skink | Poison Dart Frog playing Leap Frog
83: Squirrel Monkey comes to the window to say goodbye.