It’s been a long time since I’ve had travel pictures to share. We got our Covid vaccines last year and were comfortable getting back on the road in the fall.
We flew to Virginia and rented a car to drive down the east coast. We love Williamsburg, VA, and are always happy when we have a chance to return.
These pics are of Crim Dell Bridge on the campus of the College of William & Mary.
We had gorgeous weather for our walks through Colonial Williamsburg.
We took a tour of the Jamestown Archeological Site where Captain John Smith built the original James Fort in 1607. Teams of researchers are digging to unearth artifacts from Jamestown’s past.
We drove down the coast and stopped in Myrtle Beach to dip our toes in the ocean.
We joined friends for some relaxing time on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
And we spent a day in the charming small town of Beaufort, SC.
St Augustine FL was our next stop. Established in 1565, it is the oldest permanent European settlement in the continental United States. The Castillo de San Marcos was the empire of Spain’s most northern outpost. Spain held Florida until 1821, when the state was ceded to the US.
We spent a few days on Singer Island, Florida, and visited the Flagler Museum in Palm Beach. Henry Flagler, a partner in the Standard Oil Company, built the Florida East Coast Railroad from Jacksonville to Key West, connecting it to the Florida mainland. In 1902 he built Whitehall, a 75-room winter retreat, a grand estate from the Gilded Age.
We finished up in Ft Lauderdale.
And we returned home in time for the holidays and the Omicron variant!