Kay L. Davies photos
Last month, for a few days, I was in the American state of Virginia, which has a long (we're talking early 1600s), rich history, some of it good, some of it not so good, depending upon who you ask.
I had flown to Washington DC and taken a train as far as Newport News, VA, where I rented a car with a not-very-communicative GPS and headed for Yorktown, where the George P. Coleman Memorial Bridge would take me across the York River to Gloucester and Mathews counties.
Before I reached the bridge, however, I saw a sign that said "Last exit before bridge" and turned off. Much to my delight, my detour led me to these wonderful old Colonial houses.
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George P. Coleman Memorial Bridge
Kay L. Davies photo, September, 2013
I got a little bit lost a couple of times before reaching my final destination in Mathews County, but the people of Virginia are invariably kind and helpful, with storekeepers willing to let customers wait while they talked to me about maps and secret shortcuts.