Next stop was the thoroughly fascinating White House of the Confederacy in which Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his family lived from 1861 – 1865. Fully restored and open for tour are 11 rooms of the mansion, containing 65% original furnishings to the Davis family.
Our tour guide was a sincere and fervent southern gentleman, revering Jefferson Davis, the Confederacy, “Old Virginia” and the time-period of the “war between the states.” Although a man of color and vehemently opposed to slavery, he was able to picture Jefferson Davis as a great man leaving a lasting legacy to the United States of America. Our guide’s colorful stories made no apologies for President Davis, and at any time that he had to refer to that “other” President -- it was always as “that man from the State of Illinois”. One person on our tour made the mistake of asking a question about the “civic war,” and was politely corrected with a pointed answer about the “war between the states.”
We don’t go camping any more . . . we go ‘streamin’ ! The “SIlvermine and His” is our 2016 23' Airstream, and ‘streamin’ is the name we use to describe our adventures. Stream along as we document everything from weekend trips to longer summer excursions and full-blown vacations. You know what they say: if you’re not in an Airstream – you’re just camping!
Tom & Ella Brown