This weekend Jen and I went to Colonial Williamsburg! We got there on Saturday and got tickets and checked into a hotel, then we started our vacation by going on a Tavern Ghost Walk. We heard stories about all the various hauntings that have happened over the years in the city. It wasn’t particularly scary, but it was fun and interesting. We got a good nights sleep after that, and in the morning we woke up bright and early ready to go see everything Williamsburg had to offer.
As you can see above, we got put in the stocks (very degrading). We took tours of the Governers Palace, the original Virginia Capitol, and a lot of other cool places. We saw carriage wheels being made by hand, nails being made in the blacksmiths shop, soldiers marching around town, map makers extraordinaire, wigmaking, the local jail, and of course I took pictures of everything. Here are a few of my favorites (I’ll show the ones of me and Jen shortly).
And here are the photos of me and Jen!
Anyway, we ended our beautiful day by eating at the local tavern where had wings and snippets (kind of like long croutons you dip in cheese). It was communal seating so we got put at a table with another couple (much older than us who had kids our age) and we had a really good conversation with them so we were kind of happy about the seating arrangement.
On the way home we got stuck on the freeway for more than an hour and a half because of an accident that closed two of three lanes. We found out the next day that the accident was a semi crashing through the side railing and plummeting a few hundred feet. They finally got the trucker out alive luckily.
All in all, it was a spectacular trip! Food, fun, and a healthy dose of history.