Day 3-Colonial Williamsburg

Just when things were going so well!

Alarm going off:  7:15am-OUCH!!  Not a sound in the RV.  If only we could just sleep in, but we have to beat the heat.  Everybody up, biscuits, cheese eggs, and fruit for breakfast-really!  We haven’t stepped foot anywhere and we are all dressed and fed.  This is sooo coool!!  Sooo cool, but guess what still hadn’t been done that isn’t so cool-you guessed it-emptying the pooper!  And Kevin needed my help?!  I did not sign up for this part, party’s over.  Besides the horrid stench which just made me gag typing this, it really was no big deal.  7 hours at Williamsburg in 90+ temps.  Never in a million years would I have thought we would have been there that long.  We really had a great time despite the heat.  Our favorites were the blacksmith (despite Kathleen’s torrential nosebleed!), the cabinet makers (my Dad would have died and gone to Heaven! and Allison was so amazed and intrigued-maybe the first female Norm Abrams?), and the wig makers.  For some reason, no one was up for having their head shaved-surprising on a day this hot!  As an added bonus, we stopped by the shoe maker who was a dead ringer for Russell Crowe and ever so entertaining as he took his “role playing” very seriously.  However, when Kathleen asked him if he knew Paul and Maureen from Misty of Chincoteague, he was stumped!  So inspiring to be in the same place as some of our founding fathers.

Gardens at the Governor's Palace.

It’s so hard to comprehend, particularly for the kids, but they did seem quite impressed.  After that much time in the heat we came back completely exhausted so I made it mandatory nap time.  I was really just thinking about how tired I was, not the time of day (5pm).  No one really protested and all was quiet on the RV front in no time.  I woke up “a little while later” and looked at my watch-7:20pm!!  I went to check on the kids-completely sacked out.  Again, morons!  3 children still asleep from a “nap”, only an hour from when they would normally go to bed if we were home.  Now what do we do with them?  Let them sleep and hope they sleep through the night, wake them and listen to the whining and figure out how to entertain them until what, 2am?  We opted for waking and it worked out great-dinner, dessert (more gummy treats than they have had in the last year, but it’s vacation!), and movie night, topped off by Matthew the Mexican jumping bean demonstrating his extreme hopping.  That boy ain’t right!  All together hanging out and just chillin’.  Amazing how easy it is to forget how to “just be”.  Another great day~

  1. #1 by MaryAnne on July 25, 2011 - 11:14 am

    Sounds like you’re having an amazing time!!

  2. #2 by Mary Ellen on July 25, 2011 - 11:18 am

    Sounds like fun. Wish I were with you.

  3. #3 by bgal71 on July 25, 2011 - 12:44 pm

    This is hilarious! Betsy G and the boys

  4. #4 by Jayne Nix on July 26, 2011 - 8:52 am

    Love the blog and the pictures!! Car trouble must be contagious for vacations this year as we had similar battery trouble last week at the beach. Good luck with the rest of the trip. I will be checking back to read more. You guys are great parents/saints. Jayne

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