Monday, August 16, 2010

COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG

Today we went to Colonial Williamsburg and had a wonderful time in the past! Below is the courthouse. Tomorrow, we plan to go to a "trial" there.
There are various artisans demonstrating their craft there. I didn't see any quilters, though!

This is a portrayal of Martha Washington receiving an award for her husband, George Washington.
And this is a portrayal of the Marquis de Lafayette announcing the winning of a battle. He was very good!
Tomorrow we will be going back to see the governor's palace and hopefully the fife and drum march!

We have had a few negatives on the trip so far and we had to spend the first night in a hotel because our electricity wasn't working. We discovered that it was just the plug, so it was easy to fix. The other negative is the train that zooms right past the campground several times during the night. DH said he didn't hear it!

13 comments:

Katie said...

What a fun place, but it's too bad there were no quilters. I hope at least you'll be able to find some quilt shops nearby. As for the hubby sleeping through trains, mine is just as bad...I think one could run him over and he'd stay sleeping!

Marsha said...

That's the interesting part of camping, surprises come up! I have some stories of unexpected repairs on the road. It's good it was an easy fix. Sounds like you are having a good time sightseeing. We always carry some of the inexpensive spongy ear plugs in the camper in case where we stay is noisy. We also have a couple of sleep masks in case there is a light source that is too bright. Enjoy your trip and hope you find some quilt stores to explore.

---"Love" said...

What a beautiful place to visit! Sorry you had the electrical problem, but I'm glad it was minor! After driving all that way, hubby was probably tired enough to sleep through anything! Have fun; send more pictures! *wink* ---"Love"

Beth said...

I didn't know you were going there! Looks like so much fun. Enjoy your trip.

canuckquilter said...

Living history is one of my favourite tourist things to visit and I've heard Colonial Willaimsburg is one of the best. Enjoy! I'll get there someday, but for now I'll enjoy your pictures.

seventhsister26 said...

Sounds like you guys are having a blast ( no pun intended with the train traffic!) I've been to a few places like this and they are always fun;)
Happy Traveling!!

a good yarn said...

I love this kind of thing Ruth. It looks terrific! Thank you for the wonderful swap parcel - I really like the blocks you made for me. ann...

Lori said...

Williamsburg looks fantastic! I love living history events!!!

JVC_Scout_Mom said...

I am not positive if he is still a featured speaker (he was when I was there a few years ago). Look for the "LIVELY" speaking. He's one of my 'ancestors.' :)

Ida Lively

MARCIE said...

Hey, you are right down the road from me! Hope you are having fun! I love all that stuff!

Meredith said...

My Dh and I love it there. I hope you had a great time.

Janet said...

It looks and sounds wonderful. What... no-one quilting?? Maybe they'd offer you a job. :0) I've wanted to go there ever since I saw the American Girl Felicity movie.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I love watching living history preformed. Looks like you had a reat trip.
Molly