FOR OUR 50TH WE DECIDED TO DO THE TWO THINGS WE MOST ENJOY, ONE OF WHICH WAS OUR 5TH VISIT TO COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG IN THE LAST 12 YEARS.
Nearly 300 acres contain more than 90 building where you are immersed in 18th century America… we like it better than our 21st century… We have learned to stay in Colonial Housing so we can walk out our front door onto the grounds. Sister Carol is particularly fond of the man (Bill Barker) who portrays Thomas Jefferson, but I’d like him better if he would stop flirting with my wife…He asked her “Where were you 200 years ago?”
The 461.5 mile trip from our home to Front Royal, Virginia was uneventful and we arrived after about eight hours, having gotten 25.0 mpg and a comfortable ride from the last of the big Lincolns. The next morning we were on the Skyline Drive for its entire 105 miles through the Shenandoah, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson Forests and each time we pulled over onto an ‘Overlook’ the view seemed more glorious than the last. We know the earth is sin-
Our destination was Old Salem, the historical ‘town’ contiguous to the campus of Winston-