Road trip thru virginia and kentucky
Trip Start Aug 28, 2006
75Trip End Aug 31, 2007
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Williamsburg was very pretty too, almost too pretty really. It is a real town sort of made into a fake town. But people still live in alot of the houses mixed in with houses you can visit or that are 'bookbinders' and 'wigmakers'. So the houses you visit are the real houses where first leaders of the country lived, so that is interesting. And they do alot of reenactments of events to get you into the mindset of the people of the time. Watching Benedict Arnold come into town on his horse to announce that the British were reoccupying was cool
The College of William and Mary was also really beautiful, what a nice place to go to school. Williamsburg deserved more time than I gave it, but I had a good time.
I kept the Jefferson theme going and visited Monticello in Charlottetown. This was Jefferson's retirement home set on the hills where he grew up. It was beautiful, another place I have always wanted to visit. Also seeing University of Virginia campus, designed by Jefferson was cool, another awesome place to go to college. The dorm rooms on west green were amazing...I would live in one of those now!
I kept going west, and south, along the blue ridge parkway. It was such a pretty sunny day, perfect for that drive. I mostly just drove and drove. Spent the night in sleepy Cumberland Gap, then kept driving all day on the 17th as far as Russelville in Kentucky. On the way I saw another shaker town, and more Amish. This country has more of those people than I'd ever imagined!