Another fun filled day at the History Conference, and my favorite day so far (I think mainly because of the new friends we 've made)!
It's late yet again tonight, but I wanted to post a few pictures from our tour of Sherwood Forest this afternoon, the Historic Route 5 plantation home of Harrison Tyler, grandson of our 10th president, John Tyler.
Bill Potter is shown here introducing our tour. We arrived and walked the long graveled driveway up to the main house to meet Mr. Tyler, who graciously gave us an hour of his time telling stories about his famous grandfather and answering our questions. We toured the grounds, the old slave house, tobacco barn, and visitor center.
Before leaving Williamsburg, we were allowed to visit Fort Pocahantas and the Tylers' private landing on the James River--4000 acres!
It was a hot, muggy, typical Virginia afternoon, with a slight breeze blowing in off the river. Here are Sarah, Jonathan, and Hannah and a couple of our new friends--Carmon, of Buried Treasure Books, and her daughter Gracie.
And before this evening's session began, the Servens, Friedrichs, and Girottis all enjoyed a meal together. We finally got to meet and get better acquainted with some blog friends--fun!