This past week, Jeff’s parents treated us to a weekend away in colonial Williamsburg. We met them on Friday night (after surviving terrible I-95 traffic and pouring rain), and we spent all of Saturday and Sunday morning exploring the colonial shops, homes, museums, and churches of Williamsburg. The weather was dreary, but there were plenty of lovely sites to see.
A primitive kitchen, as it might have looked on a planatation.
Everyone was in their best colonial garb!
The palace gates…where the governor lived.
A church where the members of the House of Burgesses once attended service. I sat in Thomas Jefferson’s row!
Signs of Spring, even on a dreary day.
A random red window…what can I say? I’m a girl who loves red!
I’m also a girl who loves squirrels…people were feeding these little guys, and I was thrilled to take a dozen pictures while the critters enjoyed bits of ginger cake or oatmeal cookie!
And, who doesn’t love shorn sheep in the spring?
On Sunday, on our way home, we stopped in Richmond and spent a few hours catching up with our good friends Sarah and Shawn. It was such a relaxing, comfortable time…only to be followed by yet another crazy experience on I-95. This time we did it to ourselves though — to avoid some of the traffic around D.C., we opted for the HOV lane (where we saw cars moving much faster than us on Friday). However, the HOV lanes lasted much longer than we anticipated, and we missed our exit for the bypass around the city. Next thing we knew, the Washington Monument was looming on our left! We were in downtown D.C., following signs for Baltimore, and hoping for something familiar! Thankfully, we get our bearings and got headed in the right direction…it just made for a longer trip. Lesson learned though — avoid the HOV lane unless you know exactly what your exit options from it will be!