Monday, September 14, 2009

A Quick Weekend Get Away

The weather was beautiful (just look at that sky), so we took a little weekend get-away to Colonial Williamsburg, VA ~ one of my favorite places! I just love the history stories that you hear all day long, and seeing first hand how people lived during colonial times.

Our home is a Colonial style and I love to just walk the streets and see the buildings. It's all my style.

Sometimes the visitors are as interesting as the people who work there. I saw this little guy waiting for the fife and drum parade. His dad had just bought the drum for him in a little store we had just been in. He was on a mission to get the drum before the parade started, and the little guy just loved it. He was drumming so seriously.

I saw the parade, but I think I watched the delight on the little boy's face just as much.

There are sights to see everywhere, even when you are taking a little rest on a bench in the corner (I thought this horse was such an interesting color).

And of course my favorite shops were the milliners and the weaver (I think the guys liked the blacksmith and the wheelwrights, but they're pretty tolerant of me and my fabric shops).

I had to take a picture of some of the shelves of fabric. I took many more pictures, but I won't bore you with them all.

...but I did have to show you their scrap baskets. 234 years later, and mine look just the same :)

We just went for a quick weekend, so only spent the one night. But we did get to fit in eating dinner at a Tavern and going on a great lantern tour at night ~ where we saw Pirates! If you get the chance to go and have never been to Colonial Williamsburg, try to give yourself several days to be able to see it all. Part of the fun is just finding and exploring all of the little nooks and gardens. It's a great trip!

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn


Rita said...

Hi Dawn,

Sometimes those quick, spare of the moment get-aways are the best. Williamsburg is one of my favorite places.

Karen said...

I thought I recognized that building! I enjoyed our visit to Colonial Williamsburg a couple of years ago! Definitly need more than one day so you can enjoy it all. Sounds like you had a good time exploring!

amy smart said...

What a fun trip! I love Williamsburg, but I haven't been there since I was 16. I would love to go back. Your pictures were wonderful - I'm so glad you shared.