Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Williamsburg ROCKS!

After weeks on the road, I can safely say THIS is one of my favorite spots! If you have only one place to experience Revolutionary War-era colonial America, this is the place. Beautiful, gracious docents, informative throughout, and wonderful. A full day is not enough. Plan at least three. Girls loved it. Tavern food was delicious.

Highlights: visiting with the dressmaker who's a students at neighboring College of William & Mary, E's first-choice, now, for furthering her education; blacksmith shop; teahouse visit featuring the most-chocolaty hot chocolate we've ever tasted; trying our hands at the harpsichord; taking in a fife and drum parade; seeing General Washington ride in on horseback; lunch in the tavern.

We learned that the teahouse was the pub of sorts in these days of alleged puritanism. It was just across the lawn from the statehouse, so was a popular place for political banter, lobbying and political gamesmanship.

Again, must run. Photos will have to speak for us.

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