Cruising the Chesapeake 2
by Mary Jo
I chronicled the first part of our April Chesapeake Bay Revolutionary War themed here. Now for the second exciting installment!
After leaving Yorktown, Virginia, the site of the British surrender to the new United States in the Revolutionary war, we headed north. Next stop: Washington, DC.!
As usual, there were several excursions available to passengers. The Mayhem Consultant and I are fond of taking coach tour overviews because they give a broader sense of the area and show both highlights and lesser lights. Also, the guides are generally specialists in local history and have many interesting things to say.
Our Washington coach tour was of this type, and because it was in DC, there were a number of monuments and memorials. We saw a nice assortment of these, but the one that impressed me the most was the Marine War Memorial which is adjacent to the Arlington National Military Cemetery.