Fat Tuna Grill 

Fat Tuna Grill is a local Oyster bar and Grill co-owned by two of Williamsburg’s own talents. Chef Ken Brown and Victor Minichiello. 

Check out their great atmosphere and great food while you’re in Williamsburg. 

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Colonial Williamsburg Inn 

Williamsburg began as Middle Plantation in 1633. It was Virginia’s capital from 1699 to 1780. There is a part of town protected as the Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area. It is recognized as one of the most complete community restoration in the world. 

The Williamsburg Inn is actually adjacent to the Historic Area and was built in 1937 by John D. Rockefeller Jr. in a neoclassical design. 

In 2001, the Inn completed a full renovation but the Williamsburg Inn has been a member of Historic Hotels of America since 1994. 

I highly recommend visiting them if you have the money to spare. 

Mount Vernon 

George Washington’s mansion: Mount Vernon 

is an 18th-century American home. 
Originally the home was one-half story house built in 1735 by his father, Augustine. It was named during the time that it was owned by his half-brother Lawrence. George became owner of  Mount Vernon in 1754 and slowly built on to the dwelling to create the huge 21-room residence we see today.  

No offense to George, but this home is far from humble. I found it to be beautiful but it was a bit annoying that the tour guides reminded us that he was a “humble man.” 

Nonetheless, it was an awesome experience. I highly recommend that you visit this awesome part of American History. 

Collaboration 

Today’s daily post topic is collaboration. Team watersports definitely require collaboration. 

While we were in Jamaica, we decided to practice teamwork and venture out into the Caribbean Sea on a 4 person pedal boat. 


We had a blast but it definitely took some collaboration. It only took one person to stop pedaling and the rest of us had to work harder to make any progress against the waves of the Caribbean Sea. 

After the 4 person pedal boat adventure, we decided to have a canoe race. 


That also took some collaboration with our teammate in the canoe. Collaboration makes adventure and winning a lot easier ….and a lot more fun. 


I’m a fan of collaboration and Jamaica. 

Hospitality and One Love

When I think of hospitality, I think of Jamaica. The staff at Jewel Runaway Bay were some of the most welcoming folks I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting.

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Every day upon returning to our room, we always had the most creative works of art waiting for us. Who would’ve thought of towels as works of art? I love that even the most simple of things…like clean towels…were displayed in ways that required someone to “go the extra mile.” We stayed for a full 7 days and here are just a few of the creative designs that we found upon returning to our room. To me, hospitality is going the “extra mile” and paying attention to detail with the intention of making others feel welcome.

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The housekeeping staff at Jewel Runaway Bay certainly understood the meaning of hospitality.

Even the food was displayed in creative ways….

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There was no sparing hospitality at the pools or the beach either.

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Whenever I think of “One Love”….I definitely think of hospitality. I’ll be back soon Jamaica.

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Peace & One Love

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflecting 

I took these at the historic General Lewis Inn. I love the candlelight reflecting on the mirror and I love the antique light reflecting a time period that is rich in history and tradition. 


Photos taken by Cindie Harper