Our first stop was Williamsburg. Since were both history buffs and have never been there, it was first on our list.
|It was raining or overcast most of the two days were were there but we had a great time.|
The bridge from our hotel.
|On "the working farm" this farm worker showed Mike how to make a corn husk doll. She was very nice and spoke as if we were actually in the 1700's.|
We really enjoyed learning about a working farm. Everyone there was very friendly and
encouraged any questions that you may have.
The Governor's Palace
|We took a tour of the Governor's Palace and Gardens. It's was so beautiful.|
|The kitchen is in a separate building which they usually did back then to prevent fires. They actually make a full meal daily from scratch exactly the way it was done in the 1700's.|
|I loved the lines in this picture. I must have taken a dozen shots.|
(Debbie G., wouldn't this have been great for the photography class?)
|Mike really enjoyed visiting the Apothecary. The bottles are actually from the time.|
We really loved our visit to Williamsburg. We would recommend it for
all ages, especially families. (You should probably wait until the
kids are at least 7 though. Lots of walking.)
Things we remember about Williamsburg:
Friendly people (well, it is the south you know)
Lovely homes (old and new)
Lots of brick
Very green grass
The smell of seawater
People like to decorate their houses for fall
The smell of fireplaces
Joining Ann Voskamp 1000 gifts.
Hope you'll visit. Just click on Multitudes on Mondays picture above.
Remembering to be greatful in all things
I'm thankful for:
#375 a safe journey on our trip.
#376 lots of windshield time with Mike.
#377 my family remaining safe while we were gone.
#378 Carrie who took care of our house and Koby while we were gone. It's such a big job.
#379 our neighbors who watched out for our house while we were gone.
#380 Gail who called and checked up on Melissa.
#381 the blessing of traveling over a portion of our great country and seeing the beauty of it.
#382 all of the pumpkins and gourds we saw.
#383 the rain we had on most of our vacation.
#384 the kindness of almost everyone we encountered during our journey.
#385 Mike's milestone birthday.
#386 the ability for the people of Vermont to begin to recover from the floods so quickly and
their thankfulness of their neighbors.
#387 having such a sweet visit with my Dad and step-mom in Virginia.
#389 Angie's pumpkin stand in Virginia.
#390 the feeling of coming home to loved ones.
#392 Kelly, Makenzie and Brody coming to visit this weekend.
#393 Dylan turning three this week.
#394 Understanding and accommodating small town sherrifs.
#395 Mike being able to get delicious lobsters in Maine at a price he wanted to pay.
#396 our military.
#397 my Mom finally getting a new kitchen.
#398 for being blessed to see fall leaves in New England.
#399 the hard working independent business owners we met on our trip.
#400 the upcoming holiday season (even as busy as we get).