Visiting Colonial Williamsburg




I took this shot on Saturday as we crossed the
James River via ferry on our way back to our resort near Williamsburg. We had
sampled some traditional Virginia fare, including peanut soup, ham, hush puppies
and fried chicken, at a local favorite, the Surry House
Restaurant
. It was fun crossing the river into farm country, but the
food and service was only so-so. I realize now that we should have followed the
signs for the Pork, Peanut & Pine Festival that we passed
on the road from the ferry dock.




I took this shot on Saturday as we crossed the
James River via ferry on our way back to our resort near Williamsburg. We had
sampled some traditional Virginia fare, including peanut soup, ham, hush puppies
and fried chicken, at a local favorite, the Surry House
Restaurant
. It was fun crossing the river into farm country, but the
food and service was only so-so. I realize now that we should have followed the
signs for the Pork, Peanut & Pine Festival that we passed
on the road from the ferry dock.

We
were a bit surprised when Dale, whom Brenda has been dating for a couple of
months, invited us to join them on vacation at his timeshare near Williamsburg.
He had been going there for many years with his family, and when he’d heard I
had never been, was anxious to show us around. Fortunately, he has a big
Econoline van which easily accommodated us and all our baby gear. We dropped
Chloe off an Nana B’s (Thanks, Mom!) and headed out Thursday
morning.

The resort we stayed at had
an activity center, mini-golf course and two pools, all of which we were too
busy to actually use. Our suite was nice, and Dale even gave us the master
bedroom with the Jacuzzi tub. When Aleisha went shopping with Dale and Brenda, I
decided to hop in the tub with Delton rather than dragging him down to the pool.
He was fascinated with the mirror surround and water
jets.

We spent Friday exploring
Colonial Williamsburg itself. We didn’t splurge for the big ticket giving us
access to the larger buildings, but there was still plenty to see between the
stores, workshops and a carriage ride. By mid-afternoon, the heat and humidity
got the best of us, and we retreated back to our air-conditioned
rooms.


That night, Brenda and Dale graciously
offered to watch Delton while Aleisha and I attended a show, Cry Witch, at the Capitol in Williamsburg.
(Thanks, Brenda & Dale!) After joining the majority of the audience in
finding the re-enactor guilty, we went to The Trellis
for dessert. My former boss suggested having their specialty, Death by Chocolate
cake, which we split along with a root beer float. The cake was so rich, we left
a bite or two on the plate. (Thanks,
Ray!)

On Saturday we braved the heat
and humidity once more and visited the site of the original Jamestown
settlement
, now a national landmark gearing up for the 400th
anniversary of the founding in 1607. That evening we took the ferry to
Surry.

More photos here…

?TB

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