About time to finish this story. The final part of our trip was focused on a multi-day visit to Colonial Williamsburg in southern Virginia. We had visited Williamsburg several times in the mid 1980’s when we lived in Maryland. Jocelyn had wanted Kyra to see this amazing town with it’s many historical reenactments. For those that are unfamiliar with the history of it, Williamsburg was for a time the colonial capitol of the 13 colonies and was home to the House of Burgess which was essentially the parliament for the colonies in the mid 18th century. Folks like Tomas Paine, George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and Thomas Jefferson, would have known Williamsburg very well. The commanding building and residence there was the Governors Palace (home of the British Governor mind you).
Colonial Williamsburg is really amazing right down to the horse drawn carriage.The wig shop.The fife and drummer.We even had the opportunity to buy this horse (in support of the revolution of course).
Throughout the day various historical reenactments took place, this one (outside the House of Burgess) involved the traitor Benedict Arnold attempting to persuade us to become tories and embrace King George (no way!).
Finally, we left the history and headed to Norfolk International Airport for our return…only to have our flight canceled and we spent the night on the airline’s expense. That led to a nice morning flight home.
Hope you’ve enjoyed our trip and story.