We took a quick weekend trip to Williamsburg and Jamestown (but not Yorktown!) before I left for Maputo. We stopped for delicious phở bò in Fredericksburg on the way down at a highly rated family restaurant. We also managed to drive through the College of William and Mary campus, and lunched at The Cheese Shop despite the byzantine Soviet-style ordering and payment system.
I was really interested in the textiles, and we watched the traditional dying process.
The final products were displayed next to the original dyes.
We also saw part of the extremely laborious chocolate-making process. Here the interpreter is grinding down the cocoa beans into a viscous mass. The demonstration is even more popular now that it's been featured on The Food Network.
There are two Jamestown sites, and we decided to visit Jamestown Settlement. One of the buildings in the recreation of the fort looked amazingly like the school where I taught in Cameroon.
I was also impressed with the effort to document Native American and African lives. The display here looked like many villages I've been to.
We ended our weekend with pancakes at Mama Steve's. And then we headed to the airport.