Ah, Spring. The flowers are blooming and the house tours are happening. This weekend I enjoyed a tour of historic homes in Yorktown, many dating from the 1700's and with a juicy role in the Revolutionary War. In between ogling at wide floor boards and beehive ovens, we stopped at Peter Pratt's Inn for a delightful lunch on the patio and a chat with a real revolutionary soldier (okay, it might have been a local history teacher). It was a great way to spend the afternoon—and to get to know the area even better.