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Monticello, Virginia and Williamsburg 

11 May

We left Shenandoah driving in rain down the Skyline Dive and stopped to visit Monticello, the home of the amazing Thomas Jefferson in lovely sunshine. Our guide was brilliant giving us all sorts of fascinating information and the gardens were charming too. We stopped by the graveyard where he is buried and I was taken by the pair of memorial stones below. 

Virginia is the state for lovers!

Williamsburg in the evening was alive with buskers and blooming with flower beds. We ate in a pub called The Hound’s Tale and met the very friendly owner. 


  
  
   
 
   
   
 

 
 

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3 responses to “Monticello, Virginia and Williamsburg 

  1. makagutu

    May 11, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    Those tombstones!
    Great photos Sally

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  2. Shelagh

    May 11, 2016 at 8:33 am

    The fish pond reminds me of the first time I visited Godolphin, where only the faint outline of the ancient fish pond was visible. On my next visit it had been excavated. Have they put fish in there yet? Too bad it rained for your Skyline Drive journey, but we happily received a couple of desperately needed inches last week.

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  3. bedlamanddaisies

    May 11, 2016 at 2:28 am

    Great photos! I visited Monticello on my first trip to Virginia, many, many years ago. We ate at Michie Tavern and it was so much fun. I’m hoping to go back and see it all again!

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