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Colonial Williamsburg

Day 9 of our trip was spent at Colonial Willamsburg. It was a treat to spend an entire day in one place. But, when the day was done, we all agreed that we could spend a week here without exhausting all the things that were available to see, tour and explore.

At Williamsburg, we were invited to experience colonial life of the 1700's as we toured the nearly 100 restored buildings, businesses and acres of lawns and gardens that comprise the historic part of this lovely town. We relived history as we listened to costumed guides share historical stories and watched craftsmen display their tools and skills.

I have to share this picture first. This is our group " getting our bearings" and receiving last minute instructions about when and where to meet at the end of our day. Our guides always tried to make sure we knew where we were and where we were supposed to be. We kind of reminded ourselves of a herd of cattle.


The Governor's House....

The Governor of Williamsburg was appointed by the King of England and had a much better living standard than the rest of the people of that time.
Can you guess what this little building is? The main house was not the only thing that was nicer than what the majority of the people had to use!

I loved the bedrooms!

For some odd reason, the governor decided to decorate his front entry way with all kinds of arms. I think this was to impress the colonists with his power and influence. However, it turned out to be a bad decision on his part. When the colonists revolted against the King, he had to run for his life and the colonists used all these weapons against the King's army!
The color themes in this colonial mansion were not quite what we were expecting!
The summer kitchen...

Posted by b holm 17:33

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