Spending the night in Historic Portsmouth, VA, where houses and buildings dating from as far back as the 1700’s line the streets like candy.
In the midst of a Mid Atlantic birthday road trip where my first stop was in Annapolis, MD where I just visited with my friend Dawn and her new baby Adelaide. On Sunday for my birthday we made a trip up to a local state park for a picnic and scenic view of the Chesapeake Bay. After finally settling down on the blanket and chairs to munch away, the thunder in the distance started to get closer and closer while the rain got harder and harder and only once it began to fall through the trees did we race our way up the hill to a shelter. Wet and cold we thought to leave, but little Adelaide needed to feed, deciding for us to stay and enjoy the day once the sun came out again.
Then took off for Portsmouth today to deliver and pick up my work from the Courthouse Gallery. Upon getting to the main corner of Court and High Streets I was welcomed into this olde part of town by a memorial to the confederate soldiers. I have to admit it was a bit of a culture shock for me. But southern hospitality at its best, a local trustee of the museum has offered to house me tonight in his beautiful historic home. What a treat! With well placed antiques, creaky floors and richly painted walls, I hope there are no ghosts in my dreams tonight after the door to the bathroom mysteriously opened on its own.