Monday, April 2, 2012

Williamsburg (part 1)

The middle of March we decided to take a last minute mini-vacation. Since we are studying US History this year we decided to travel to Williamsburg.

The first day we visited Colonial Williamsburg. Here is one shop we visited. It was neat to learn about the different kinds of things they had during that time period. We were surprised to see some very familiar games and candies.

The Magazine, which is in the middle of Williamsburg, was a storage place for many important items. Some of which were guns, powder, tents, tools and even cooking utensils.

Here, Seth is learning a new game. It's called hoop rolling or hoop trundling. You use the stick to roll the hoop as far as you can without letting the hoop fall over.

I think he did pretty well for his first time.

Next we visited the church. This is a great picture of Mike and the boys standing beneath a gigantic tree.

I love these windows!

Here is the front of the church. This church dates back to 1715 and according to the website still has an active congregation.

I spotted this sign hanging outside of one of the merchant shops. I thought it was really interesting, but I have no idea what it means.

We noticed that it wasn't just the people who were friendly around there. The squirrels would practically come up and shake hands with you. This guy was peeking over the fence at us as we walked by. We were able to get pretty close to him.

Our first day in Williamsburg was really nice. The weather was fantastic! Tomorrow it's off to Jamestown Settlement.

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