September 27th, 2015

First day of school

Sunday adventures!

This morning we had a quiet morning (the weather finally cleared!) and then we headed to the Adam Thoroughgood House. The house is one of the oldest houses from early Colonial period and provides insight into the of the kind of lifestyle lived by the gentry in Princess Anne County. It was a nice house with a very good tour guide.

Next stop was the Lynnhaven House. Built around 1725, Lynnhaven house is an example of 18th century Tidewater Virginia vernacular architecture. Constructed of brick in the English bond pattern, Lynnhaven House sits on a finger of land near the Lynnhaven River. For many years, this house was referred to as the Wishart House or the Boush House. I like this house much better - much more of the original structure.

We ended at the Norfolk Botanical Garden. We took the tram ride around the entire garden (beautiful!) and then walked through the sensory garden and the rose garden. It ended up being a lovely day and it was lovely to stroll! A wonderful adventure.