Meanwhile, here are the deets on our first and fabulous One Tank Trip to Colonial Williamsburg, a part of the Historic Triangle located 156 miles south of Washington:
|Jamestown Settlement was another stop|
on our colonial tour.
|There I mustered up some True Grit|
and learned how to shoot a musket.
|VIDEO: FUR and RASCALS in ye olden days!|
|This would be your digs...|
... if you were a 17th century Jamestowner.
Moving on to the food... the fabulous, delicious food!
Take a tour of my culinary indulgence at one of the premiere 18th-century themed restaurants in Colonial Williamsburg, Shields Tavern.
|Reservations fill up months in advance for this tavern,|
which specializes in 18th century FEASTING.
|The first course was a well-seasoned crayfish stew.|
|The Champagne cocktail was a nice|
and light compliment to the stew.
|The second course was a delightful pan-seared Snapper|
garnished with grid-iron shrimp and a sauce Dijonnaise.
|And for dessert? This guilty pleasure |
of a pumpkin cheesecake!
|The expression on my face is that way because I am|
in a joyful FOOD COMA from eating so much!
AND YOU WOULD THINK I WOULD HAVE EATEN ENOUGH, RIGHT?
Not so. The previous evening we went the to modern and upscale Opus 9, located in the New Town neighborhood of Williamsburg.
|This stuffed shrimp dinner was $28 bucks!|
It was good, but was it a DEAL or NO DEAL?
Turns out that friendly stranger was none other than George Balanis, the former head basketball coach of William & Mary, the second oldest college in the United States, next to Harvard.
Coincidentally, we ran into Balanis and his wife at the movies the next day. Coincidentally again, our movie tickets ended up being free because the first 30 seconds of the film came on with no sound.
Me thinks Mr. Balanis was our lucky charm during our stay in Williamsburg... or maybe it's just a lucky town? Go figure!
P.S. -- Special thanks to Embassy Suites Williamsburg for hosting us during our stay!