The Wigwam, Amelia County, Virginia

Sugar volunteered to drive.  Before the trip, he made sure that I had new glasses so that I could read the road signs.  It’s amazing to see (pardon the pun) how much I had been missing.  I could actually be a handy spotter instead of just blindly driving the van.

He said that we were to look for Giles Road.  Just like that, he said Giles Road.  He’d never mentioned Giles Road before.  How did he suddenly know that?  Was he saving up his smarts to trot out in a moment of crisis?

He was busting along at a good smart clip, and I saw it on the right.  Giles Road, also known as Route 636.  Sugar was right again, and he drove right by it, he was going so fast.

I really hadn’t believed that he knew what he was talking about with all the chatter about Giles Road, yet there it was.  He did a quick turnaround, and I got out the camera.  That’s right, I had put the camera away because we weren’t going to find anything good to photograph.

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And as we drive along Route 636, we see the sign for Route 637.  There really is such a road.  It’s just not on the map.

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The Wigwam
FORMER HOME OF
GOV. WILLIAM B. GILES
CIRCA 1790
*****
FARM ENTRANCE – ROUTE 636

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Do you see a “No Trespassing” sign?

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No.  No, you do not.

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Notice the antenna.  I’m hanging out the passenger window.  When I was growing up in Tennessee, there was an unspoken rule that you do not turn around in someone’s driveway, even if it means that you drive for miles to find a turnaround.  I’m a bit nervous about this, this driving down a driveway thing.

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I can’t believe we found it.

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After a quick circle of the driveway’s turnaround, we stopped half-way back to the road to admire the horses from afar.

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We found The Wigwam.  Who knew?

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