Sunday, March 22, 2009

Willimsburg Trip

Last weekend we took a trip to Colonial Williamsburg. We booked for this particular weekend because it was the last weekend of the super cheap rates at the resort where we found a 3 bedroom townhouse/condo for $89/night. We figured it was the middle of March and the average temp this time of year is 60*, which we thought would be quite nice. Well, it probably would have been, but last weekend it was 40*-45* and rainy! Oh well, we have boys. They don't mind the rain or the cold, so we had a great time anyway. And we weren't having to fight the crowds. :)

We spent parts of three days in the town and were able to see most of the buildings and tradesmen. For some reason, Caleb had been really excited about seeing the cooper (barrel-maker). But, when we actually did, he decided it wasn't really that exciting. Both the boys say that their favorite place was the bakery (which was actually a huge disappointment to me. They used to have freshly baked goods there, but now it seems like the baking has been outsourced and all the goodies {or not so goodies, in my opinion} come in the presealed plastic. Soooo sad!). But anyway, since sugar was involved, it was the boys' favorite. LOL. Joshua also says his favorite thing was Lord Dunmore's clock. Lord Dunmore was the last British Governor of Virginia and this clock in the Governor's Palace was actually one of Dunmore's belongings.

I particularly enjoyed this visit because due to all the reading on historical figures and the Revolutionary War that we have been doing lately, I had a much better grasp of Colonial times than I ever have previously.

Andrew was a little cranky from being carried around and cold and missing his naps all weekend, but was still a little trooper.

Governor's Palace in the background

The Capitol Building (I always enjoy this tour!)

The Fife and Drum Parade

The Blacksmith Shop

The Weavers. We got to see lots of demos in this shop. Very cool. Of course the boys loved seeing the spinning wheel. Joshua did tell this nice lady that she had a big nose though. Oops. She took it well. :)

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