Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Playing in a Maze, Visiting a Cook, then Seeing Lafayette at Colonial Williamsburg

In between visits to see the sewing of Mrs. Randolph's Italian gown,  we made various visits throughout Colonial Williamsburg. One of those visits was to the Palace gardens where we both relaxed and played in the Palace gardens!
It was an extremely hot day, nearly 100 degrees with  humidity, so I sat on a bench in the shade and simply enjoyed...

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After a bit I suggested we go play in the maze. We actually haven't taken the time to do this since our trip from Texas in 2008. The entrance is the easy part...

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The more difficult part is finding our way to the center...

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We could certainly see the other pathways, but reaching the correct one to the center was a challenge...

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Finally seeing the center...

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In the center looking out...

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Leaving is always simpler...

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We relaxed on another bench in the shady fruit garden...

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Then finally we rested on another bench overlooking the pond...

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After exploring the gardens we passed by the kitchen, so of course we had to pay the cook a visit.

He shared how in the 18th century puddings have 1 crust but pies have 2 crusts. He also discussed how puddings and pies, which were heavy and served in the main course, are different from desserts which were light in nature and were also palette cleansers.

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In the next room was a table with a proper display of those light desserts!

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For historic receipts (recipes) and cooking demonstrations, check this link from Colonial Williamsburg.

Soon after we saw General Lafayette address the Virginia militia on the way to Yorktown. He was certain of victory and indeed, rightly so!

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For more on the fifers and drummers from Williamsburg during the American Revolution, read this.

2 comments:

  1. Oh my, everyone looks so incredible and your pink gown is a true vision of loveliness. Dusty rose is, hands down, my all-time favourite colour, so you can imagine how much this elegant dress speaks to me.

    This was such a marvelously fun post and series of photos. Thank you very much for sharing it with us!

    Big hugs & happy end of August wishes,
    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thank you but, that's not me. That's Mrs. Randolph! I'm glad you enjoyed the post!
      Blessings,
      Laurie

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