Mom's Report to Us
Mom returned home late last night, and we required a full report. She showed us lots of pictures from her trip, but we still think that her time would have been better spent with us here at home. You be the judge.
Early Thursday morning, before the conference sessions, Mom went for a walk down to Colonial Williamsburg, where she saw some sheep with blue rear ends!
As part of the conference, the group toured the Jamestown settlement. This year marks its 400th anniversary, and a major celebration, complete with respective appearances by Queen Elizabeth II and President Bush, will take place May 11-13. (Click to biggify to read the sign.)
Here is one of the buildings inside the Jamestown fort. A man is repairing the roof.
Once the conference, complete with classes, a business meeting, and a big banquet, was over, Mom went for a walk around her old college campus. (One of Caesar and Prinnie's girls is a current student.) This was Friday, the day of mourning for the Va. Tech massacre, and VT emblems were posted over W&M's signs.
This is Crim Dell pond, where there was a banner for Va. Tech as well as one for Project Hope relating to Honduras.
After her stroll around campus, Mom went to CW ("Colonial Williamsburg"), but couldn't proceed very far down DOG ("Duke of Gloucester" not a real d-o-g) Street because of some movie-making. Mom didn't ask for details, but she took a couple of photos.
The smells from the catering trailers were yummy. Too bad we couldn't have explored THAT.
Mom made a brief stop at the Edgar Allen Poe Museum in Richmond where her brother works part-time. Her next stop was in Midlothian, a suburb of Richmond, where her brother and family live.
Mom's brother and family have four* cats and one dog. Rags, the dog, got in front of the camera just as Mom pushed the button to take a picture of one of the cats. We think this is a funny picture.
Here is Mom's youngest niece, who is 12. She just got braces for her teeth that day, and her mouth was sore. She's holding Sophie, the youngest cat in the household.