August 19, 2014

Colonial Williamsburg.

On Saturday, while we were staying in Virginia Beach, we left Piri in good hands with the folks over at Petsmart Doggy Day Care and drove about an hour away to spend the afternoon at Colonial Williamsburg. I have been to this place before on a high school field trip and thought it would be good to go back with Yangkyu who has never been here before. 

We got to see how some things were made back in the 1700, witnessed some re-enactments, bought a few things and ate tavern style over apple ciders. I was surprised to see so many dog owners who brought their pets along. I didn't know that dogs were allowed within the grounds. I kind of regretted not bringing Piri with us but the day ended up being so hot that it was probably better off for him to stay indoors, since he is an older dog. But perhaps if we're ever back in the area during the cooler months, I would love for us to bring Piri along. The College of William & Mary is also not too far off from Colonial Williamsburg and the restaurants, cafes and bookstores all around the area is super dog friendly. 

You probably need more than an afternoon to really take in everything that Colonial Williamsburg has to offer. They even have evening activities, all of which which we didn't check out. We ended up heading back to early so we can have some more beach time. But you were most definitely fun, Colonial Williamsburg! Thanks for a good time. 

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  1. I feel enchanted by your world here!

    *hugs* for Basil x

    Also, you've made me think about this word Colonial. It seems frequently used in the USA yet in Kenya (where I was born), it has become a word that we don't really like so much. I learn something new every time you blog x

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    1. thanks! and you noticed basil :) i notice potted basil plants a lot more now. :) and yangkyu asked the same thing re: the word colonial. I know it does have a bad connotation but with this place I always associated it as describing a certain time period when they dressed a certain way, etc. so odd how certain words used in certain settings trigger different feelings. but definitely an eye opening word in more ways than one!

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  2. That looks so nice to walk around! :D

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    1. it is! i hope we can go back again :)

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  3. Sounds fun! I like the look of this ginger ale. Hopefully you will get to bring Piri next time when it is cooler out.

    Katrina Sophia

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  4. Looks like an interesting place - it does seem like a perfect school field trip place, haha! We had something like this here, Old Sydney Town, not sure if it's still running.

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  5. Seems like you guys had a great time!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  6. What a fascinating place to visit! I remember going to a similar place for a school field trip once and we got to try churning butter and making candlesticks. Colonial DIYs :-)

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    1. awesome! :) they showed us how things were made back in the day - i kept wondering if i would've been able to survive. ha.

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  7. I was in Virginia Beach over the weekend as well! Williamsburg is beautiful, I visit every year in either the Spring or Fall, this year we chose fall. Busch Gardens is really fun during Hall-o-scream. William and Mary was my dream college growing up, and then I realized how expensive it was. I still rock the t-shirt I got there when I was 8.

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    1. oh my gosh! how awesome is that?! i hope you had a great time! we didn't get to go to busch gardens this time but i went back when i was in high school. :)

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  8. oooh wow looks so cute, we had friends from Virginia visiting this past weekend and were talking about taking a trip out there. I will have to put this on my list of to do when we go!

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  9. aw so cute. I remember when I went there (ages ago...when I was a teenager). It was so fun to see and it was so cool that they have everyone reenact Colonial times. =)
    xo,
    nancy

    http://www.adoretoadorn.com

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    1. it was totally fun. so neat you went there when you were in your teens too :)

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  10. Wow, looks like such a fun place to visit! It's definitely on my list of places to take the kids.

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    1. i think kids would love it here. you can even rent costumes to wear for the day. we saw some kids in colonial wear throughout the day!

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  11. Glad you enjoyed it and hope you can experience it with Piri in the colder months. Love the old time feel of that place and great captures of all the sights and textures of the day. Love the title photo, how you're doing it for all the places you've visited.

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    1. thanks lisa! maybe when your kid are a little older you can make a trip out too. it's an interesting place! :)

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  12. This looks like so much fun. I love a good village museum. I think I smell a road trip coming on...

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    1. seriously! i love these types of places. i remember going to a place in korea that was similar.

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  13. Such a lovely town. My husband really likes places like this...maybe someday....:D

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  14. Oh, I love colonial events like these! Seeing how everything worked in the old days is so interesting.

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    1. i love them too. i would love to experience them in all different countries :)

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  15. This is something I would totally go to - re-enactments!! I love history and historic towns, so I'll need to visit colonial Williamsburg one day! Such fun photos, Jane :)

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    1. thanks jessica! definitely something to see at least once!

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  16. Love that basil basket!!! Looks like a day full of treats from the past....my favorite kind!!! Happy week to you friend! Nicole xo

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    1. thanks nicole!! their entire herb and vegetable and flower garden was amazing. i think you would've loved it.

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  17. What a fun day! Fresh basil is the best... we have basil and tomatoes growing in our backyard, so we've been eating a lot of caprese salad this summer. Yum!

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    1. oh i would love to grow some tomatoes. i get so intimidated just thinking about it but would love to try!

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  18. This looks like so much fun and very interesting. I like historical places. So cool :) xx

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  19. very cute (I'm a sucker for all things historical!) - love your outfit too jane :)

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  20. This area looks completely cute! I haven't spent much time touring the Northeast except for the big cities and it looks like I might have to do a road trip some time

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    1. it definitely a lovely place. and the downtown area where all the restaurants and cafes are at is a good place to relax!

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  21. This looks like so much fun. I love your pictures! I would like to go to Colonial Williamsburg one day.

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    1. thanks! hope you make it out one day!

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  22. sounds like a fun day out, sans Piri sadly but like you said it might have been too hot. What's going on with the shoes all hanging up?

    Buckets & Spades

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    1. they show you how things were made back in the day - that was the shoe shop! :)

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  23. what a fascinating place! it really does look like something out of a storybook. looks like you had so much fun :) x

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  24. It's very nice! What a fun day Jane.

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  25. I would love to visit this place, that's one thing about living in California that I dislike...there isn't this kind of history. I truly love your pictures...the colors are gorgeous and it makes me want to be there!

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  26. It looks so much fun! I've never been to one colonial event or place like this although we were tempted to visit St Fagans in Wales which look a little bit like Williamsburg but ended up without enough time. Next time with Piri? I would love to see more of it, did you buy anything? The hats look very nice!

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