Tuesday, August 6, 2013

July 19-21, 2013, Williamsburg and Yorktown

Given Christie's Virginia roots on her father Chuck's side, a weekend in Williamsburg and Yorktown was a MUST.

Chuck grew up in York County, was a drummer in the Fife and Drum Corps in Williamsburg, and graduated from high school there before attending St. Andrews University in Scotland and Emory Law School. Her grandmother, Christie D. Vernon (CDV), was my close friend for 20 years before her death in 2002. We spent much time together in Tidewater VA, and we developed a network of librarian colleagues who also became close friends. Several of them made the journey to Tidewater to meet CVV this weekend.

Box lunches enjoyed in a Church Hill park in Richmond on our way to Tidewater. The lunches came from Sally Bell's Kitchen on Grace Street. CVV's first jello ever.

Carol Parke (good friend of ours and CDV's) joined us for dinner at the Kings Arms Tavern

Louie licking his plate clean, as usual

A savory pot pie, NOT a whole dessert just for me!

Yorktown lunch with Sally Jane (another good friend of CDV)

Bruton Parish Church

steps for mounting a horse or carriage

House of Burgesses at the colonial Capitol

At the Capitol with a guide

Drawing lessons at the Powell House

learning to make a flower out of ribbon

Ribbon Flower she made is now on her hat.

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