|We took a horse carriage tour of downtown|
on Lulu's birthday.
|This historic building was being restored.|
Last week on the away home form Pennsylvania - Lulu and I visited Fredericksburg VA. We have zoomed by it so many time on I-95 - we just had to make an overnight stop. If a couple of grandparents had grandkids in Washington and Richmond - this would be a perfect place to live.
It is about 53 miles to Richmond south and 47 miles to Washington north from this quaint little civil war town. There was a battle here and it is also the home of Mary Washington - the mother of the father of our country. She lived here until her death. The local college - University of Mary Washington - is aimed after her. My co-teacher Joyce Reichard went to college here. She was a true southern belle.
Fredericksburg has a strong German influence. In the train station downtown - there is a pub and biergarten. There are several trains daily going to Washington and Richmond. Daily you can catch Amtrak to Disneyworld and Florida.
|We had lunch at this drug store counter.|
|Carolina Street in Fredericksburg.|
|The historic Sunrise pub.|
|The German pub in the train station.|
|University of Mary Washington.|
|This shirt reminded me of the United Mine Workers.|