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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Mom And Daughters' Trip - Williamsburg


I love love American history - I was hoping that my love would rub off on my teenage daughters.... it's not to say they did not have a great time in Williamsburg - they did... The difference is I see history through an adult's perceptive and the girls see it as - something that happened a really really long time ago..... The three of us - loved every minute of it and learned many things - being a part of "live history" brings it home in so many ways... We also developed a whole new appreciation for California's mild weather....

Day 1 in Williamsburg - 101 degrees - felt like 108 - humidity - over 80% - Honest..

One of the great things about Williamsburg is that all the buildings have air conditioning.. really really cold air conditioning.... Whenever we came into a building - our first instinct was to say "Awwwww"... it was also true for the others who came in after us....

Below - College of William and Mary - the 2nd oldest university in the nation - Founded in 1696. George Washington received his surveyor's license there... Thomas Jefferson received his undergraduate degree here and presidents John Tyler and James Monroe are also famous alumis...



I love old graveyards - You will see many pictures in my follow up posts... This grave marker intrigued me -



While strolling in the Governor's gardens we met up with a young George Washington talking to the "people" about how we should break away from Great Britain and develop our own government - with our own taxes... He also talked about the uprising in Boston - also known as The Boston Tea Party - he said it was definitely not a party.. Mr. Washington was full passion and wisdom - I felt that I had really stepped back in time...
Love the garden
A visitor at the Governor's mansion
A young President George Washington
Our tour guide of the Governor's Mansion.


One of my favorite things to watch was the Fifes and Drums parade - It was so awesome....




Went to the court house and saw two naughty teens... hmm - they look like they belong to me! My youngest trying to look evil... she's just too cute to be evil..

In the evening - There is a lighting march - so beautiful to watch - the building is the Capitol - we watched a reenactment of a recorded witch trial - it definitely gave us an appreciation for our current judicial system even with its flaws....
What I did not show was pictures from our Ghost Walk - because pictures were not allowed... but it was fun and we learned more history about Williamsburg.... Great first day of our Mom/Daughter Adventure!







8 comments:

  1. I loved this! It brought back so many memories of when I took my son there - but he was much younger and really didn't have much interest. We didn't get to see the Ghost Walk or the Witch Trial - that would have been great to experience. Maybe now that he's older I could persuade him to go back.

    And, ummm, yeah. The heat. You should have came in May or October...the weather is usually nicer then. ;-)

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  2. I loved seeing this and remembering our time there. It was really hot when we were there too and I remember how good the air conditioning felt. It's such a great place to visit in spite of the heat!

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  3. You took some great photos! That fife and drum parade was so colorful! Thanks for visiting my blog...thought I'd return the visit!

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  4. Sounds like a great place to visit. Great photos too - thanks for sharing.

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  5. What a fun mother-daughter bonding trip. I can't wait to do more traveling as my girls get older. :)

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  7. Looks like such a fun trip! Oh and your aughters are absolutely beautiful!

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  8. What an awesome trip! I love all the photos. I feel like I'm right there with you all!

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