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Watch Your Step In Williamsburg

In Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia……

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walking is the primary mode of transportation.

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Occasionally, a messenger might come charging down the street……

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or a military officer might ride by on a mighty steed.

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Docile yoked oxen can be found resting in the shade before returning to their work in the fields.

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Horse drawn vehicles are everywhere.

Functional and fast……

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Fanciful and flowing….

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First-class and formal….

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In the evenings the horses retire to a serene green pasture..

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surrounded by a split rail hand-notched fence.

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And I wonder how, in those lovely long dresses,

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did the ladies tip-toe through all the piles of horse poop scattered all over the road ?

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Happy wondering….let’s have a cup of tea and be grateful for this wonderful day !

Happy Infusions,

Kate

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