Tuesday, May 22, 2012

virginia vacation, part 3 (5.19.12 and 5.20.12)

Our last day and a half in Virginia was spent touring Colonial Williamsburg. I was amazed at how much there was to see. I had been to Williamsburg several times as a college student but had never paid for the admission ticket that gets you into all the buildings and programs (anyone can walk around the outdoor areas for free). There was so much...amazing reconstructions of 18th century life in America just prior to the Revolutionary War. Highlights for us included the fife and drum parade that included about 10 different bands (it was a special event weekend, usually there is just the one fife and drum band). We also enjoyed the stocks, the gaol (jail), the Governor's palace maze, and craftsmen like the Cabinetmaker, the Milliner, the Gunsmith, and the Weaver. I was in love with the gardens, both kitchen gardens and flower gardens were just beautiful.  We had originally planned one day in Williamsburg and a half day in Yorktown, but ended up spending the extra half day in Williamsburg, just to take it all in. Yorktown will have to wait for another trip.

Lots of photos! Hope you enjoy!

In front of the Governor's Palace
 At this point, my hip must have bumped my camera in just the right accidently switched to monochrome until I realized it a while later...consider it "artistic"!
Locked up

The Printing Press
Cabinetmaker's tools
The Gaol where Blackbeard's pirates were locked up!
King's Arms tavern picture for my parents! (They know why!)
Boy in a "Tricorn" carrying his (umbrella) rifle.
"Where are you in the maze?"
 Which brings us back home again. Lots going on around here this week too...we'll get to that.

1 comment:

  1. What a feast for the eyes! That picture of Kristiana in front of the purple flowers is stunning, and TJ with the 'rifle' is priceless.