Mount Vernon, Virginia

What better way to understand the man behind the legend of General George Washington then to visit his beloved estate, Mount Vernon. Fifty acres open to the public to view and be swept back in time to the late 1700s. There is so much to see and the grounds are gorgeous. First thing I did … Continue reading Mount Vernon, Virginia

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve been enjoying my posts while I was gone. Yep, been hanging out in the mountains for the past few days. It’s was wonderful to be in Shenandoah National Park. The fall colors were just beginning to show – reds, gold, and brown brushed lightly on the edges of green leaves. … Continue reading Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Stepping Back in Time – Williamsburg

Williamsburg – Research Heaven! I was able to step into the lives of my characters. I visited the Blacksmith, Wetherburn’s Tavern, the Apothecary, the Silversmith, the Milliner, the Cabinetmaker/Joiner, and theCooper. But, the two shops that fascinated me were the Printing Office and Bindery. Imagine your book being printed back in the 18th century. The … Continue reading Stepping Back in Time – Williamsburg

Williamsburg Vacation

Boy, this week has been busy. I’ve had hardly any time to think. The Outer Banks was a good break from the world, but short. That’s why I can’t wait for my next vacation, Williamsburg. As you can see, there on my sidebar, I have started a countdown section. And my first countdown is for … Continue reading Williamsburg Vacation