Sunday, June 21, 2009

A Perfect Day

My Husband and I had a really great day today. We went hiking and had a picnic at York River State Park which is located just outside of Williamsburg. The sun was shinning, we had a gentle breeze blowing, the water was beautiful, and the woods were quiet and peaceful.

What a perfect way to spend Father's Day and celebrate the Summer Solstice



HISTORY: York River State Park takes its name from the river along its border, which is formed from the joining of the Pamunkey and Mattaponi rivers at West Point, 10 miles upriver from the park. Croaker Landing, found within the park, is an archaeological site included in the National Register of Historic Places.

Known in its early history as Taskinas Plantation, this was the site of a 17th and 18th century public tobacco warehouse where local planters stored their crops to be shipped to England. Remnants of wooden "corduroy" roads dating from this period can still be seen along Taskinas Creek at low tide. The park was opened in 1980 to preserve the unique environment and the land that was so significant to the early history of the state.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Goat Creek Grandma said...

Sounds like a wonderful way to spend Father's Day. It was so hot here. Its already 89 and only 7am today. I am missing the rain ! *lol*

Take Care,
Debbie

June 22, 2009 at 8:03 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

It rained up here so I don't think that there were too many Father's Day picnics or Summer Solstice picnics or any of that fun stuff. Matter of fact, I'm not sure we're getting a summer this year at the rate things are going!

Looks like you had a beautiful day and a great time, though!

Oh, and park outside of DC and take the train in so that you can go to the monuments. That way you avoid all the traffic and still get to see a lot of our nation's history. The monuments are beautiful - especially the Korean War Memorial at night. Spooky yes but beautiful - absolutely!

June 22, 2009 at 11:25 AM  
Blogger Deborah Wilson said...

Looks like a great park!

June 28, 2009 at 12:52 AM  

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