Thursday, May 21, 2015

Coastal Virginia Called Us

The Good Girls used to think of mountains, Founding Fathers, plantations, ham lovers when the state of Virginia was mentioned. Now we add watermen, oysters, Chincoteague ponies, the meeting of cultures and archaeology at Jamestown and the enlightened largesse of the Rockefellers in saving and enhancing Williamsburg.

That is the result of a trip that began in Williamsburg, progressed to Portsmouth, Norfolk, Hampton, Jamestown and ended in Chincoteague and Cape Charles on the Eastern Shore.

This wasn't exactly like our previous road trips. We were attending the annual conference of the Eastern Chapter of the Society of American Travel Writers in Portsmouth and had signed up for a pre-trip to Unexpected Williamsburg and a post-trip to the Eastern Shore, but felt the need to see expected-i.e. Colonial - Williamsburg, too. So we arrived there a few days early with honorary Good Girl, Carol Timblin (see 2014's gold mine excursion and Swine, Wine and Dine Tour in Lexington, NC).


Naturally, we had fun and even got a jump on Red-Nose Day, May 21.

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