Williamsburg--Another Not GWT
Trip Start Jun 27, 2008
14Trip End Sep 2008
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This year is the 400 year anniversary of Jamestown, the first English settlement in America in 1607. It's an easy 9 mile bike trip from Williamsburg, which is what I did while H was working away at a conference. We have been going to Jamestown so long now that we actually met and talked to Bill Kelso, the archaeologist who decided that the original fort was not in the James River but still on the land, before he had made his first dig about 15 years ago and was just plotting out what he was going to do
It's not a cheap trip. If you stay in the Williamsburg Historic area which we always like to do, rooms are over $100. a night. A meal in one of the historic taverns will cost close to $100 for two with one glass of wine each and tip. But it is so worth it. It is worth being able to park the car and never get back in for the time you are there. Makes you feel more in the spirit of the 17th & 18th century. And right off the historic area still in walking distance is an area of shopping and dining experiences that are also very good. We often go, as we did this time, to the Trellis Restaurant and had 'Death by Chocolate'. If you don't like history but you like chocolate the trip will have been worth it.
If there were only another way to get there then driving interstate 95!!!