We spent today with our friends at Colonial Williamsburg. Colonial Williamsburg is a living history museum containing a combination of restored original buildings as well as reconstructed buildings.
Your admission ticket gives you access to various buildings as well as activities available throughout the day. The buildings have trade people actually performing the various trade. There are also other buildings such as the Capitol building, courthouse and Governor's palace.
It was a gorgeous day, perfect for walking around and going into buildings as they came along.
My favorite of the trade buildings that we saw today was the weavers. There was a woman demonstrating the loom while another gentleman would describe what she was doing and answer questions. There was also another woman using the spinning wheel to make cotton into thread.
We took the tours available at the Capitol, the Governor's palace and the coffeehouse. At the coffeehouse, you were able to sample your choice of either coffee, tea or chocolate. I chose chocolate. It was like melted chocolate that was not sweetened.
The tours at the Capitol and Governor's palace gave you an overview of each building and what would have happened in each room. You would also get a glimpse into what was life was like in the colonial times.
As I mentioned it was a beautiful day and there were so many flowers and gardens to walk through.
There is no way you could do everything Colonial Williamsburg has to offer in one day. We enjoyed everything that we did and would definitely come back again.
We went to dinner tonight at the Hound's Tale restaurant. Our friends ordered Fried Brussel Spouts and Shrimp Tempura as appetizers to share. Chris and I both had a burger and fries. For dessert, Chris and I shared a piece of S'mores Cheesecake. I did forget a picture of the cheesecake..oops. Everything was very good.
And that is the end of our touring. Tomorrow we have about a 7 hour drive back to NY (where it is cold again!). We had a great time. With the exception of weather that was not great for the first half of the trip, everything went smoothly and we liked everything we did.
I always love my trips to Disney, but it was great to do a non-Disney trip. I am already thinking about where we could on another road trip!
I have been a huge Disney and travel fan since childhood. I love going to new places and, of course, heading to Disney as often as I can.