It is often said that the best things in life a free! I am a firm believer of this. Yesterday, the weather was warm, a hint of spring in the air and so out and about we went.
We ended up strolling at Fort Monroe, now a National Historic site in Hampton, Virginia. Previously a military instillation. The old brick buildings are dreamy, brings you back in the day. It was stunning, the grounds are well kept. A beautiful view from the peninsula to the Chesapeake Bay. A hidden Hampton treasure. You pass thru the town of Phoebus to get here, quaint and small a few restaurants and a couple of antique shops.
History buff????Fort Monroe played a large part in the American Civil War with visits from Abraham Lincoln, improvised confederate president Jefferson Davis, and a young Robert E. Lee was stationed here. While not always called Fort Monroe its importance in history and location stretches back to the days of John Smith (1610-2011).
Interested read more here...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Monroe
A cool ride over the moat!
This rope tied to this old tree was so inviting..we will try it out next time.
Do some fishing...
Have a lovely Sunday brunch, a wedding, a special event at the Chamberlin Hotel
(large brick building in background)
Plane and ship watching...last time we saw a submarine surface!
Visit the Casemate Museum (FREE) walking tour, download a tour.. candlelight tour
In the summer joing ion the the fun of the Fort Monroe Concert Series
Walk the beach
They have a nice paved, walk way perfect for toddlers and strollers, lots of free parking, a couple of different playgrounds.
Looking for more information try here....http://www.fmauthority.com/
Map and information on the walking tour http://freshlookwebdesign.com/~fmauthor/pdf/Casemate_tourcard.pdf
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