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This past weekend the beau and I headed down to Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia for his grandfather’s 80th birthday party (see trip photos).  If you haven’t had the chance to visit this historical tourist trap, I suggest it.  The environment and colonial monuments really do give you a different take on eighteenth century American life. As with most pre-modern American landmarks, Colonial Williamsburg did exhibit the slightly “unknown to the modern man” romanitc feel, but what felt different was the lack of granduer throughout the colony. Our self-guided foot tour comprised of a visit to the blacksmith, the tinsmith, the magazine, the apothecarist, the gardens, and lastly the stop that most peaked my interest, the Governor’s palace. Within the palace we experienced the kitchen, the cellar, and the preserved foods!! For this segment of “Pickles goes to” I figured I would delve into food preservation before the times of modern refrigeration.

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