Last week my husband and I went on vacation. We split our trip up into several stages so we could see and do more things (read Part 1 and Part 2).
I have wanted to visit Colonial Williamsburg for years, so this year when we planned our vacation I asked if we could go. We stayed at one of the inns right in Williamsburg, which made coming and going so easy!
We had so much fun walking down the streets, seeing carriages and wigmakers and people in historic dress. We went to a talk about the heritage animals kept in the stables. I somehow didn’t manage to get a picture of the Longwool Leicester sheep they had, but Longwool Leicesters are the ancestors of modern day Blue Faced Leicesters, Border Leicesters, and Corriedale, as well as several other breeds.
We visited several woodworking shops, all with different skills and purposes.
I loved visiting the tailor’s shop and talking with a very knowledgeable tailor about the materials and fashions and methods of making clothes. This hand sewn corset was hanging in the corner. Isn’t it just incredible!
We saw a few famous people in Williamsburg, too: The Marquis de Lafayette spoke about his part in the American Revolution and Thomas Jefferson told about his belief in personal liberty and his work in founding the United States as we know it.
In the evening we watched the militia practice their military drills.
October 24th was my 25th birthday. We spent the day in Williamsburg, then went to a cute little cafe for dinner. After dinner, my husband disappeared for a few minutes and came back bearing a tea light, which was the only candle the cafe had. He sang Happy Birthday to me, and then we devoured a pumpkin cupcake. Later that evening we went to a strings recital at Bruton Parish Church. All in all, it was a lovely vacation and a great birthday.
Well, that concludes our vacation. Thank you for reading. I hope you enjoyed it.
Have you ever been to Colonial Williamsburg? What did you enjoy most?
5 thoughts on “My Vacation Part 3: Colonial Williamsburg and my 25th Birthday”
What fun! I have been to Williamsburg, and I loved pretty much everything, but especially all the pretty little white sheds. Don’t ask me why. Bruton Parish Church though, struck awe in me. It is not a reproduction, like the Governor’s mansion, but the real deal. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson really did sit in those pews and look up at that pulpit. Breathtaking.
The church is amazing! So much history there.
That looks like a lot of fun! I definitely want to visit there at some point in time. I was in Virginia last year, but we were a bit more north.
You should definitely go if you have a chance! The experience is different from anything anywhere else.