Saturday, May 24, 2008

Looking forward to the weekend

Hello Everyone and happy Memorial Day weekend. I have to work today, and Monday but will be off tomorrow and plan to take full advantage to it. I have a big day planned and will be visiting the Shirley Plantation which is Virginia's first plantation. It was built in 1613 and is the oldest family-owned business in North America. "Construction of the present mansion began in 1723 when Elizabeth Hill, great-granddaughter of the first Hill, married John Carter, eldest son of Robert "King" Carter. Completed in 1738, the mansion, referred to as the “Great House,” is largely in its original state and is owned, operated, and lived in by direct descendants of Edward Hill".
From what I understand the tour includes both the "Great House" and grounds. It should prove to be a lot of fun and if I am lucky they might even throw in a haunted portrait. See my Other Blog for the story on that.
I will be posting photos of the day some time tomorrow night or Monday so be sure and stop back by. Enjoy your weekend.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Dewdrop said...

Keep your eyes to the sky... ;O)

May 24, 2008 at 10:12 AM  
Blogger kim said...

I can't wait to hear about this one!

Ugh, I am sorry you have to work today and Monday. Try and your enjoy your weekend. I know you'll have fun tomorrow!

We are going to start doing the same thing around here. Visiting places like the Texas Ranger Museum and such.

May 24, 2008 at 11:28 AM  
Blogger Sacred Suzie said...

Enjoy the tour! I can't wait to hear about it Patty. And to see the photos!

May 24, 2008 at 1:14 PM  
Blogger peppylady said...

I can't wait to read about the Shirley mansion. My grandma maiden name was Shirley.

I have question over at my blog.

May 25, 2008 at 5:04 PM  

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