Sunday, May 18, 2014


This is a little delayed since our Williamsburg "babymoon" (what a lame term), was two weeks ago, but better late than never.  I worked 10 out of 11 days following the trip, so... not my fault.  This will mostly be a photo dump.  We had a great time, though.  We stayed at a fairly cheap motel with free continental breakfast everyday.  We spent Saturday at Colonial Williamsburg and toured the governor's palace, ate at a colonial tavern called Josiah Chowning's (complete with strange colonial men playing old fashioned guitars and serenading us with Yankee Doodle), shopped in colonial shops and toured the blacksmith, magazine, courthouse and other sites that interested us.  On Sunday we attended Bruton Parish Church (established in 1674 with the current church being built in 1715).  I had a minor panic at the thought of attending because we witnessed the 9 am service leaving at 10:50 am.  I wasn't sure I could sit there for two hours on uncomfortable pews at seven months pregnant.  Luckily, our service was a scant hour and ten minutes and the 9 am service was actually a special service for the children (this seems counter-intuitive to me as I feel most children have shorter attention spans than me).  After church we headed to the Jamestown Settlement and learned about Pocahontas and John Smith, toured the boats and the recreated settlement.  Monday we went to Historic Jamestown where the actual settlement is being excavated by archaeologists and learned from one of them a little more about John Smith, Pocahontas and their crew.  Here are a few pics:

Governor's Palace

Ed and I in the garden at Governor's Palace

Colonial marching band?

Colonial tavern

Colonial hostess 

Self explanatory 

See the juxtaposition of the modern and the colonial?

Bruton Parish Church

Powhatan Village

Jamestown Settlement



Glass Blowers

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