My favorite boy toy and I went to Williamsburg recently. It was sunny, but not hot until late in the afternoon, and the crowds were minimal since school is not out yet.
It was fun to be able to see everything pretty easily, to walk around and take pictures, and just visit with each other for the day. There were several other firsts that day – we’d never heard the cannon go off before and it shook the ground in addition to the huge boom. We also saw oxen pulling a cart – we’ve not seen oxen there before.
We also got a good look at the various carriages being pulled by the horses. There were so many of them and the carriages were just gorgeous. I was able to stand in the middle of the road to take pictures and quite often got a very nice smile form the teamster handling the horses.
The horses kept up a good pace, staying in sync with each other to pull the carriages evenly. I was impressed at how smoothly it went hour after hour and how docile the horses were when they were tied up.
By the way, this teamster is a woman – the only one that day that I noticed. I picked this picture because of the wonderful smile she gave me.
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I am a backyard adventurer, philosopher and observer, recording my life in journals and photographs. Visit my blog at www.livingtheseasons.com or write me at dogear6 [at] gmail [dot] com.