Ha! You thought I’d miss today’s blogpost, but here we are in Colonial Williamsburg, with wireless internet. 🙂
Alexandria explodes with quaint colonial charm.
Today was mostly spent driving from Alexandria to Williamsburg, not a short trip, and even worse with so much traffic. We had the chance to stop off in Old Town Alexandria this morning for a quick tour of Gadsby’s Tavern, which was absolutely lovely.
In the grand ballroom at Gadsby’s Tavern – the musicians were (and still are today) elevated above the ballroom floor. That door in back leads out into space – you need a ladder to get up there!
Gorgeous 18th century pottery. I’m hoping to find a similar teapot here in Colonial Williamsburg, though not an antique, of course
I met two wonderful ladies, Liz and Karen, who gave us the skinny on Mr. Gadsby, and the history of the buildings. We also took a quick whirl around the town, seeing in minutes what I would have preferred to take all day fawning over – George Washington’s townhouse, Carlyle House, and the bright blue Spite House.
Historical Dog was sighted in Alexandria, guarding the entrance to one of the utterly charming townhouses