|AOW in search of peanut soup at King's Tavern in Colonial Williamsburg|
First, a heartfelt thanks to my blog partner Sam for taking up the slack here at Always On Watch while Mr. AOW and I took our first vacation since his stroke of September 15, 2009. We ventured forth in the Crown Vic with Mr. AOW's scooter in the trunk.
Mr. AOW and I spent a week at Greensprings Vacation Resort in Williamsburg. Our complimentary stay at the time share resort was the ultimate end-of-year teacher gift from a homeschool family:
|Entry to our unit at the resort (08/18/2013-08/25/2013)|
|My 1996 Crown Vic at the resort - the oldest vehicle in the lot|
|The back porch of our unit at the resort condo|
Tammy Swofford and her husband met us at the resort, and the four of us toured colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown:
|AOW and Tammy Swofford at Governor's Palace, Williamsburg (08/26/2013)|
|Tammy and AOW in the stocks|
|AOW and Tammy at Jamestown Settlement|
|AOW inside Jamestown Settlement (08/27/2013)|
We did much more than the above photos reflect, including attending an organ concert at Bruton Parish Church, a ghost walk as the moon shone down on the streets of Colonial Williamsburg, and taking the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry to Surry County, where we shopped at Edwards Virginia Ham Shoppe. After a hearty breakfast fixed every morning by Mr. Sofford, off the four of us would go to do something in the Willamsburg area.
Mr. AOW did very well on this major outing. He did have problems with a low battery in his scooter (I replaced the battery after we returned hom), and he took one fall when he overturned the scooter on the last day of our vacation. Otherwise, all went just fine, and we learned two things: (1) Mr. AOW is well enough now to take vacations, and (2) we need a minivan with a lift. I'm getting too old to lift that scooter into and out of a car trunk!
Mr. AOW and returned home to a freshly painted and rearranged kitchen (last makeover in 1982). Thanks to our house sitters — also the cat sitters, of course. Cameo, our alpha cat, supervised the sitters. No joke!