Just checked Yahoo maps, and they say I walked 2.6 miles.
Funny, I don't feel winded or anything. Maybe I'm not as ridiculously out of shape as I thought I was.
While drinking my tea, I perused a newspaper.
The state motto itself ('Virginia is for lovers') seems in direct contradiction to recent decisions Virginians seem to have made. Said decisions are in direct contradiction of US law (for those who don't keep up on modern politics: 25 years ago, the Supreme Court dictated that the law demanded that a marriage in California be recognized in Mississippi, regardless of state statutes insisting that interracial marriage wasn't permitted. So who the hell is Virginia to say 'we aren't going to follow the law of the land'?).
To my eye, it bears note that over 2/3rds of the original colonists in Jamestown, Virginia listed their occupation as 'Gentleman'. This was in 1609: a time when the phrase 'ladies and gentlemen' was not addressed to a group of people at large. These Gentlemen were titled nobility. This suggests that they might well have been used to issuing commands to their manservants, or relying on the ingenuity of said servants.
The first winter in that colony, over 3/4ths of the inhabitants starved to death. The pilgrims did better. Of all the new world colonies in the early 17th century, Jamestown did the utter worst at surviving, save for one.* This perhaps goes to underscore the ingenuity native to the English nobleman: the sheer adaptability to new circumstances, new climes, & the ability to accept change.
It could be opined that since that day, little has changed.
* That one example being Roanoke Colony, which COMPLETELY VANISHED. Nobody ever heard from anyone there again, and the only communication left behind there was the word 'CROTOAN' carved into a log in one of the buildings of the colony.
I might somewhat mitigate this failing by pointing out that Roanoke is the name of a city in Virginia (though, as alemya points out below, not a colony in Virginia).