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Monday, July 16, 2012

Feeling hot hot HOT

Have I mentioned the weather conditions here in Virginia?  Hot and humid.  But thankfully much cooler in the shade than in the sun. Lodge Restaurant on Urbanspoon Once again we had breakfast at the Lodge. We liked the breakfast buffet so much yesterday that we opted for it again today. Yesterday thete were fluffy little pancakes. Today there was french toast. Crisp bacon, beautifully browned breakfast sausage, scrambled eggs, fruit, customized omelets, delicious muffins and croissant. I saw grits and oatmeal, but I'm not really a fan of either - Drew had the grits yesterday and loved them. The fried potatoes were ok but would have been better without their skins. Then it was back to the historic area. We saw most of tge buildings and exhibits yesterday. Today we saw the Peyton Randolph House, the cooper, the brickmaker and the military encampment, where Drew went through firearms training. Toured one of the taverns. We also stopped by the St. George Tucker House. Drew donated to the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, which makes him a member entitled to benefits. We got a tour of the house and a delightful chat with the Marquis de LaFayette. We also saw several reenactments, including Benedict Arnold in British uniform telling the Virginians to end their revolution, and George Washington addressing the city just before marching to Yorktown. Our evening began at the Capitol, for a one-hour presentation called "Cry Witch". In colonial times the county court could try misdemeanors but only the high court in Williamsburg could try felonies, inckyding witchcraft. It waa interesting to see court proceedings. Our group voted for conviction. Then it was on to Chownings for the Gambols. This starts at 9 PM, after the restaurant stops serving its regular dinner menu. Light fare -- appetizers and desserts -- are offered. We ordered the appetizer sampler, which was actually enough food for two of us for dinner - small portions of bbq ribs, pulled pork sandwich, cole slaw and very very spicy wings. We enjoyed the big basket of peanuts while we waited for the food. Drew liked his white wine -- very sweet. I was disappointed that there was no King's Arms ginger ale, and stuck with diet coke instead. Enjoyed the musical performances and the board games. Josiah Chowning's Tavern on Urbanspoon Tomorrow it's on to Busch Gardens.

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