First of all was that infernal package!! The post office here is a bear to deal with so I thought we'd just drive to a small town nearby where we could pop in, mail the thing and be on our way. But, the post office was closed. Have you ever....in your life.... seen a post office closed during working hours? Huh? Well, I hadn't either. But, the note on the door said that the computer was down so they just locked the doors.
We continued on to the next town (the town I had moved from last year) and visited for a few minutes with family, ate a wonderful lunch at the Virginia Diner and mailed that package. Finally!!
What to do with the rest of this fabulous day? The sun was bright , it was in the mid 60s. Can't go home in weather like that!! Now, can we?
So, we hopped on the Jamestown Ferry. On the trip over the James River we were entertained a bus load of school children on a holiday. They were like a can of worms, all over the place and there was lots of picture taking going on....
Right after we landed on the Jamestown side of the water, I turned onto the Colonial Parkway for a leisurely, calm and educational ride along the River. We stopped at historical markers. Here are a couple of them. Double click to enlarge so you can read them.
We loved the beautiful, tall grass in Mill Creek waving in the breeze. Don't ask me what kind it is. It looked sort of like sea oats but I am sure it isn't.
The leaves are not out yet. And, we saw almost no wildlife. Just this bird in a tree and a couple of robins hopping along the roadside. (I was driving so no pics of the robins)
There were lots of pine trees.
And gnarled, bare roots.
We even came across a dairy farm
And, beautifully designed brick bridges.
Finally the road came to an end. We retraced our journey along the parkway, got on the ferry and headed home.
I just had to stop by Farmer Joe's Nursery and Gift Shop. I love that place but today I didn't find anything to purchase. Maybe next time. I really did like that flower arrangement. Don't you think I need to go back and get it? Say yes, please!
Our final stop was at Smithfield Ice Cream Shoppe. No pictures!! I was too busy eating to think about my camera.