(Sorry for the late post. The internet connection was iffy last night, and a late night meant no post)
We continued to explore the city yesterday. Albert got to learn the games and toys that the colonial era kids used to play. He did suprisingly well with the ring game, keeping it rollong for quite a while. A visit to the gunsmith showed us how some of the rifles and pistols were made, and, if we were so inclined, could have gotten on the 5 year waiting list to have one custome made for us. I would hate to see the price tag that goes with that.
A few shops later, it was off for our carriage ride. our driver did an excellent job in letting us know the history o many of the buildings, while answereing all of our questions. The knowledge that the ‘costumed workers’ have is impressive.
A visit to Bruton Parish Church was nice. We sat in Thomas Jefferson’s pew for the noon prayer service, which was kind of humbling.
More shops in the afternoon, along with the tours of the Magazine and the Capitol building. The work that the tour guides do with the kids is really nice. It keps them involved, and whips a little knowledge on them at the same time.
We marched behind the Fife and Drum corps as they were headed to the Troop inspection and visit from General Layfayette, our new French Ally. Albert and I marched right beside the drummers on the march back through town, Albert making sure I did not get to far ahead of the drumline.
Thanks to Al and Alice, Andrea and I go to go back into town at night by ourselves to see the salute to America, which included a fireworks display over the palace. A very moving show it was.
One more day in the city, then its time to come home. I am sure this place will be on our list to come back to in the future.