We had a great time on vacation last week! We saw Appomattox Courthouse, Jamestown, Yorktown, Williamsburg and Nauticus. We also spent a beautiful afternoon at Virginia Beach.
Several folks have asked us why we didn't do Busch Gardens. Well, besides the high price, our kids have never really enjoyed amusement park rides (though Terry and I enjoy them immensely), and Terry and I don't particularly enjoy standing in line. I guess Terry and I need to go by ourselves in the off-season or something.
My favorite things were listening to the reenactor at Appamatox Courthouse (he was really good, and at $8 for the whole family, this was the best bargain of the trip), Yorktown (where we ended the day with a free Air Force band concert), reading on the beach, and my date with Terry at Shield's Tavern in Williamsburg (where they served a Wildberry Crunch Pie that was too die for!). Our youngest boys really enjoyed the Nauticus museum in Norfolk, and the oldest kids liked Jamestown and Williamsburg best.
All of the Historic Triangle places were featuring games for the month of August. So our kids got to learn to play lots of games that were played by Indians and English Settlers from 1607-1776. Most involved gambling!
The kids enjoyed dressing up at Yorktown and Jamestown.
I'm going to post some more pictures on Facebook in the next day or two.
A special thanks to Mom and Dad for letting us have a week at their time-share!