NOVEMBER 9, 2013 (Saturday)
When we checked in last night, we were asked if we wanted to attend a timeshare presentation. We are always looking for new alternatives to what we are doing so we said yes (plus we like the freebies). We were offered three tickets to Colonial Williamsburg (about $120). Michael and I slept pretty well but still managed to be up and downstairs for the 9:00 AM presentation.
We got downstairs and they had tea and coffee available. Michael and I were given a bag of goodies and muffins from the lady who checked us in last night. Very nice of her. The presentation was long and Lisa was great in explaining how she felt it could enhance what we were doing. It is kinda similar to Worldmark but based more on the East Coast. We liked how you could use your points with hotels. We had to say no, however, because we felt it just couldn’t save us enough to justify the costs.
We left and went upstairs to get Lexi. Then we were on the road to the Visitor’s Center to get our tickets. Once we got the tickets, we got on the bus and went to Colonial Williamsburg. What a fun place. Michael has never been, Lexi was here when she was in the 8th grade, and I was here about 40 years ago. We have a three day pass so we’re going to go slow and explore it all (we hope).
We first went to the Governor’s house. A young woman in period costume talked like it was back in the 1700’s. We got to see the ballroom, a dressing room, a child’s bedroom, the kitchen, and the most amazing entry way with swords and guns and all sorts of weapons. Then we just slowly strolled along through gardens and then down the street. As we were walking down the street, a drum and fife group came marching by. Really nice.
We walked around more (went into the court house and had our pictures taken in the wooden stocks thing). We ended up at Shields Tavern for lunch. We were seated way down in the cellar. The place is huge. The employees were all in period dress and you could just imagine how it used to be with all the props they had – candles on the table, barrels, old looking stoneware, etc. Was fun. Michael and I had the special and Lexi had the hot turkey sandwich. Everything was really good.
By the time we got out of the tavern, we were tired. We walked to the bus stop and waited for the ride back to the Visitor’s Center.
It was fun on the ride back in that we got to see much more of the area that we want to explore in the next few days. Also, we got to see the drum and fife group again.
That was our day. Hope yours was great!