On the James River sits the oldest plantation in Virginia History, The Shirley Plantation. A beautiful home rich with history and a direct link from the past, present and future. The upper levels of the home its self are still lived in by direct descendants of the Carter family blood line-going strong for 11 generations. But the lower level of the home is open for tours and filled with original furnishings, family portraits and beautiful architecture.
This was Quinn’s first ‘historical landmark’ tour and for being the wiggle worm that he is, he handled it swimmingly. No furniture was destroyed, no paintings knocked over and he even asked some of the best questions of the tour. Afterward, he proceeded to be our ‘tour guide’ for the rest of the grounds, particularly the garden. He showed us where all the best hiding spots were and took us through the secret passage into… the rest of the garden. Oh the awesome imagination of a four year old. What a beautiful thing it is.