Friday, July 2, 2010

Stepping back in time

Here are some images from our visit to Colonial Williamsburg, VA on Wednesday. It was lovely to walk amid the period buildings and see horse-drawn carriages and people dressed as they did in the 18th century.

I realized recently that I particularly like the look of gates, especially garden gates, and I photographed many of the simple wooden gates that are everywhere. Here are a few of my favorite shots:

As you can see from the photos, it wasn't a blazing hot day, lucky for us, but the pictures are a little flat due to the lack of sunlight and shadows. The previous day was blazing hot and we spent it cooling our heels at a water park!

There are many people dressed in period clothing re-enacting events from Revolutionary times, and here is George Washington on his white horse! He gave a short speech before his historic march and victory in Yorktown, and was cheered along by many shouts of "huzzah!"
Yes, our vacation has been a lot of fun and a nice change of scenery. In addition to our great
day at Colonial Williamsburg, we got to spend more time with my parents, played mini-golf, ate
ice cream at the Dairy Queen, and spent a hot summer day splashing at the water park. Of course, there have been many bumps along the way, like the dead car battery which we had to replace, and the "swimmer's ear" recurring for my daughter (and the hour we spent at the pharmacy!) but I'm trying to "Accentuate the Positive" and only remember the good stuff! We return home for the holiday weekend, just in time to collect ourselves for the busy month of July that's ahead. It's hard to believe the year is half over already! Happy Independence Day, everyone!

1 comment:

JO said...

beautiful place!

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