Happy Holidays from My Town toYours!

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I thought it would be fun to take a look at some holiday decorations in the county I grew up in.
Well, the town within the county. (The County of York)
Yorktown.
Part of the “Historic Triangle” that is Yorktown/Jamestown/Williamsburg.

Literally minutes from the high school I attended and within ten from where I lived and grew up.
I don’t live in Yorktown anymore but still live in the beautiful Hampton Roads area.

Yorktown, Virginia - artsychicksrule.com
So here’s a look at this beautiful little town at Christmas….Yorktown-1691.
With a little history thrown in too! I am a huge history fanatic after all!
And there’s a ton of history in this little place!
Be warned…this is a picture heavy post! I couldn’t help myself!

Yorktown Monument, Yorktown, VA - artsychicksrule.com

The Yorktown Monument
The first monument authorized by the Federal Government on Oct 29, 1781.
It was not completed until 1884, however.

The Custom House…..
(there’s some very cool old photos, etc of the street and building on this link)The Custom House, Yorktown, VA - artsychicksrule.com

The Custom House, Yorktown, VA - artsychicksrule.com
And across the street from the Custom House is the “Cole Digges” home which
now houses a quaint little restaurant called
“The Carrot Tree”
Cole Digges House "aka" The Carrot Tree Restaurant, Yorktown, VA - artsychicksrule.com
And a little history on it….
Cole Digges House "aka" The Carrot Tree Restaurant, Yorktown, VA - artsychicksrule.com

The Nelson House…..
The Nelson House, Yorktown, VA - artsychicksrule.com
We had our Senior Class Picture taken in the courtyard next to the Nelson House.
Here is picture of a cannon ball still stuck in the side of this same house.
If you look closely, you can see it in the large picture above also.
The Nelson House, Yorktown, VA - artsychicksrule.com
The Nelson House, Yorktown, VA - artsychicksrule.com
The Hornsby House Inn just down the street from these homes and the Monument…
The Hornsby House Inn, Yorktown, VA - artsychicksrule.com

Grace Episcopal Church
Over 300 years old and still an active church…..
Grace Episcopal Church, Yorktown, VA - artsychicksrule.com

Cool tree in the wall that surrounds the church…..

The Battlefields.…and the remaining trenches…
The Battlefields, Yorktown, VA - artsychicksrule.com
The Battlefields, Yorktown, VA - artsychicksrule.com
The Battlefields, Yorktown, VA - artsychicksrule.com

You’re not allowed to walk on them. Rightly so!
And George Washington said, stay off!

A little wildlife out on one of the battlefields….thinking they’re allowed to walk where they want….;)
The Battlefields, Yorktown, VA - artsychicksrule.com

Yorktown, VA - artsychicksrule.com
Yorktown, VA - artsychicksrule.com

While out, we were faced with reminders of the tremendous loss that had just occurred on Friday in CT.
Not that we had been able to remove it from our minds.
It was a wonderful day spent with my husband and son out taking these pictures….but a somber one.

Shops & Restaurants down by the waterfront…..
Shops at Riverwalk, Yorktown, VA - artsychicksrule.com
Another shop….along the York River.….
Shops at Riverwalk, Yorktown, VA - artsychicksrule.com
A couple of our favorite “dives” at the beach….all decorated up for the Holidays….
…and the pretty house up on the hill in the background overlooking the York River.
Yorktown, VA - artsychicksrule.com
Yorktown Pub, Yorktown, VA - artsychicksrule.com
Hey there big boy…..
Yorktown, VA - artsychicksrule.com
Water St…..aptly named, don’t ya think?…
Yorktown, VA - artsychicksrule.com

I caught this seagull taking a “bath”…..

York River, Yorktown, VA - artsychicksrule.com
York River, Yorktown, VA - artsychicksrule.com
York River, Yorktown, VA - artsychicksrule.com
And done!

York River, Yorktown, VA - artsychicksrule.com All clean and off to visit with friends….
York River, Yorktown, VA - artsychicksrule.com
And hubby got me taking pics…..he’s a funny one.
York River, Yorktown, VA - artsychicksrule.com

I so love living near the water…..
York River, Yorktown, VA - artsychicksrule.com

….there’s just a peacefulness I adore
York River, Yorktown, VA - artsychicksrule.com
I enjoyed spending the day with my husband and son out taking these photos.
I was thankful to be with them …. and have them with me.

Embrace and enjoy your loved ones today and everyday.

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to all of you!
May God bless you richly!

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2 Comments

  1. Oooooo, love these! I have some very similar photos in my collection from this past summer. I have NEVER seen that cannon ball in the side of the brick wall! I need to go back and check that out! I was most fascinated with the wall outside of Grace Church that is intertwined with a tree…verrrrry closely intertwined, wow! Thanks for the tour! Love the greens and red ribbon on the lamp post!

    1. Thanks!! And thanks for the reminder about the tree! I took a pic of and meant to put up a picture of the tree in the wall. When I saw your comment it jogged that old mind of mine!
      It is there now!
      Yes, the cannon ball, so cool right? I just love history!
      Happy Holidays to ya! :)

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