06/11/2011

More piccys ~ Places I visited in America

 Not the Craft shops lol...this time it's the other beautiful places we have visited :o)
This is the Virginia State Capitol,  it's fantastic inside and very interesting too, we had an old gentleman guide who took us around inside and he was so funny.
The gardens had been left to overgrow because of the filming of the movie Lincoln was about to start late October, I must look out for that film when its on the cinema, I have stood in the same rooms as Daniel Day Lewis & Tommy Lee Jones lol 
(Not to mention our Queen & US Presidents)
This is my Mum, this photo was taken at The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, my Mums a big fan of all things Native American and loved this part in particular, I enjoyed the paintings and my Son loved the Ancient Egyptian, this was another superb place to visit.

The Jefferson Hotel, (real posh)
 omg this place was beautiful, if you've ever seen 'Gone with the Wind' you will know of the famous staircase in Gone with the Wind 
well that staircase was taken as a replica of this one in The Jefferson Hotel
Below is a view from the top of those stairs
(Below) The outside
We had to stop and have tea there it was gorgeous and they had a fabulous little gift shop at the back, I bought amonst other things a Jefferson Tea cup it was so classy I loved it.


            
 and one of the little replica villages at Jamestown
Jake & Jed trying on the armour
That was a brilliant day...from there we went onto Williamsburg

More coming shortly!




16 comments:

Fiona said...

Looks like you had a fantastic time - what gorgeous grandsons. xxx

kathr said...

Wow fabulous pics Teresa, glad you had a great time with your family, can't wait to see the rest of your pics, and Happy Belated Birthday...
hugz Kath...xx...
ps your grandsons are adorable..

JANET said...

GLAD YOU HAD A FAB TIME, HOPING TO SEE THE REST OF YOUR PICS.

Chrissy said...

I would love to travel over to America...great photos...the boys look like they were having a great time.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Sasha said...

Fab photo's! You had gorgeous weather! I have a CD by Tanya Tucker and there's a song on it called Jamestown Ferry. I wonder if it's has any connection?

craftybirdlisa said...

Gorgeous pics. YOu look like you had an amazing time. Can't wait to see the rest of your pics. Hugs Lisa x

Janette said...

Oh these are just fabulous hun, show us some more...xxx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Wow! lots fantastic photos so pleased you had such a great time.
Hugs Ginny

applejack cards by sue said...

My goodness what fantastic holiday stories you could tell! The places you have shown are really beautiful and I hope you and yours had a lovely time.

Izzwizz said...

Great photos Teresa, looks like you all had a brilliant time. x

CraftyLoops said...

Fantastic photos, looks like you had a ball Teresa. Lee x

Lorna's crafty creations said...

Great pictures, it looks fabulous
Lorna xx

Wendy said...

Fabulous photos Teresa, so pleased you had a great time.
Wendy xx

Maggie said...

Fab pictures, I would love to go to America.
Maggie

Carole of Brum said...

Wow you saw some great places, Teresa, I'd have loved to have seen inside the hotel and that fab staircase. CoB

Lee said...

Awww Teresa,i am so glad you had a brilliant time with you family.Great pics too.xxx