(Historic Yorktown, Schooner Alliance, Freedom Park, Waller Mill State Park, Marine Corps Museum, Yorktown Battlefield Nationwide Park, Colonial Williamsburg)
Might 21. 2022
Ben and Jerry’s, Yorktown, Virginia
Yorktown Virginia is understood for its colonial historical past – Yorktown Battlefield, Coloanal Williamsburg and quite a few historic buildings, monuments and, museums. Because the visitor of Lester Walter we had been right here to expertise historical past, particularly because it pertains to fife and drum music. We discovered Ben and Jerry’s alongside the attractive water entrance in Yorktown.
The walkway in entrance of the store was pink brick with completely manicured shrubs. Inside the store was neat, clear and properly embellished with a join that stated “strive your two favourite flavors in a waffle cone”, I made a decision to take take their recommendation and ordered a scoop of Peanut Butter Cup Sundae and a scoop of Cherry Garda in a chocolate-coated, rainbow-sprinkled waffle cone. I obtained two scoops of Peanut Butter Cup Sundae, which I loved – however I didn’t get the cherry Garda, and I really like cherry ice cream, The scoops had been beneficiant and the waffle cone was good. There was loads of indoor seating and a stupendous waterfront to stroll an whereas enjoining the treats.
Within the space: We simply might have spent a number of days in Yorktown, however we allotted just one, so we needed to be selective in what we noticed,
Schooner Alliance – a schooner is a crusing ship with a minimum of two masts. This ship had three. We had been with our pals Larry and Karen who met working crusing ships corresponding to these in New York. They’ve at all times liked these ships, so we had been glad to share this expertise with them.
This was a enjoyable journey – a sail on the York River narrated by one of many deckhands with an extremely dry humorousness (like mine). We discovered loads in regards to the historical past and current geography of the world and loads about crusing a ship as giant as this one. I obtained to assist put the sails up – all of the weightlifting I do on the health club actually paid off. I like to recommend this journey if you’re in Yorktown.
Freedom Park – we took our bikes for a trip right here, there have been some hills that felt steep happening, however not so steep using up (the reverse of regular). There have been additionally loads of facet trails which had been enjoyable to trip on our path bikes.
This park had a small and really good botanical backyard with a number of sections demonstrating completely different plant environments such as “Wetlands” or “English Model Perennial Backyard”. The backyard had a mission of teaching people about vegetation in several areas, and the did an extremely good job on this.
Freedom Park additionally had three cabins from one of many earliest free black settlements, Every cabin had details about the cabin and the background of potential occupants. This was fairly attention-grabbing as properly.
Colonial Nationwide Historic Park Yorktown Battlefield – this was thrilling as a result of I lastly obtained to make use of my lifetime Nationwide Park Cross! We walked across the indoor shows and watched a film in regards to the battle of Yorktown – the actual turning level within the revolutionary battle. After visiting this place, it looks as if the actual figuring out issue within the winner of the battle really got here right down to climate, Larry had an unimaginable grasp on historical past and put lots of the occasions in historic context for us. He requested the ranger questions that I didn’t perceive and the ranger gave solutions that I additionally didn’t perceive. I suppose my grasp of historical past is a bit weak.. The shows had been very attention-grabbing and that is additionally cease in Yorktown, We didn’t drive across the battlefield as a consequence of lack of time,
Colonial Williamsburg – Drummers Name – This journey was to see numerous fife and drum corps preform at Colonial Williamsburg and jam with them. The jamming factor didn’t occur, however a torch gentle tattoo in the course of the night and a parade the following day did. The music was each outdated acquainted ones and new music and included quite a few corps.
Waller Mill State Park , Williamsburg, Virginia– An incredible lake with scenic shores, a hidden tunnel, rental kayaks – what’s to not love? Right now there have been teams of fireman having water rescue drills which we stopped to observe (I used to be undecided in the event that they thought “rattling vacationers” or “enthusiastic spectators”).
We then took a stroll on their nature path with some informational placards. Coming again, we bumped into a pair with a girl who fell and was not capable of rise up. Don went to the park headquarters to get her assist, I stayed with the couple. The firemen had simply completed their drill when Don obtained there. This girl obtained one of the best EMS response ever – 2 dozen firemen, and ATV, a stokes basket, first assist kits and so on. Within the car parking zone, an ambulance and firetruck had been ready for her. Guess she obtained extra consideration that she actually craved.
Marine Corps Museum – the Marine Corps, began in 1775, has an extended and interesting historical past of combating defending American pursuits all over the world. This museum is free and actually value a go to.
Celebrating each the current day and the historical past of the Marines, this museum is properly designed and attention-grabbing. There are sections for every skirmish or battle they’ve been concerned in. automobiles, descriptions of primary coaching (I don’t assume I might reside by means of the crucible!) and a bunch of different shows. It’s fascinating for each Marines and civilians.