Williamsburg, Virginia

We decided to visit Colonial Williamsburg during home school week. There were other home school children there and the tickets were more reasonable. We saw toys and tools children from colonial times would have used. We visited the Governors Palace where we learned the Royal Governor had fled because of unrest in the colony. We attended a question and answer session with George Washington and the Marque de Laffette. We enjoyed hearing them talk about the Revolutionary War. We were part of a crowd in front of the Court House when we learned the war was coming closer. British Navy ships were in the bay! We heard Martha Washington speaking with a wounded veteran. We heard first hand from a slave in the Randolph House what life was like in the 1770’s. We visited the Wythe house where Thomas Jefferson studied law. We all played hoop and stick on the village green. We learned a new dance at the home of the silversmith and sat in the royal court at the capitol.We visited the Colonial Garden and Nursery and saw a caterpillar and pomegranates growing. We learned about many trades of the colonists. Caroline’s favorites were weaving, dying and basket making.Marcus enjoyed seeing the magazine where they stored weapons and ammunition.We all learned how to make bricks and why they are different colors. We learned about how the different bricks are used in construction.We also visited the tailor, the printer, the binder, the blacksmith, the gunsmith, the armory, the cooper, the cobbler, the kitchen of the Governors mansion, and plantation just outside of town.We stopped by the Court House and spoke to a deputy there before trying out the pillory. I really enjoyed the film “The Patriot” at the visitor center. Marcus thought is was very nice to be able to go to a person who specializes in their trade instead of going to one store to get everything. Caroline thought the clothes seemed very warm, but liked the way they looked. We all had such a memorable time and it was so nice of Sams, Windy and Dobbie to come for a visit.

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  1. Samantha

    Hi Connie and the Perry Gang.

    What an amazing experience and what great memories you are making for your family 🙂 I envy you.

    We miss you! Let us know when you are visiting NJ again. Samantha would LOVE to see Caroline!

    Take care.

    Love,

    Theresa and the Pocchia Gang

  2. Tammy

    Hi Guys, I don’t know how but I finally got your site to come up. I’ve been trying for ages! Thank you Caroline and Marcus for the wonderful postcards!! They’re all on my refrigerator. It looks like you are all having a great time! We miss you at Kerwins, but I’ll be there when you come back. Have fun and be safe. Love, Tammy 😀

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