For various reasons, we decided to stay in the Williamsburg area for almost a week. There is a lot to see in this area and we found an rv park that is cheap! And we wanted to be planted during the holiday weekend. It turned out to be a good decision since Tropical Storm Bonnie came through and it rained pretty hard for two days. We were so thankful for our cozy trailer and it was no big deal to lose a few days of sightseeing.
So the area is comprised of three areas: Williamsburg, historic Jamestown and historic Yorktown. Historic Jamestown and historic Yorktown are run by the National Parks. We loved them because their visitor centers are so well done and we learned a lot about the history of our country.
And then Colonial Williamsburg. It was not as much to our liking. It just seemed so touristy and too contrived. And all about charging $ for everything. Maybe ok for families but not for us. But here are a few pics:
And, finally, here is a picture of personalized pocket knives.
We have been to so many tourist sites and they all have gift shops. They sell a variety of personalized trinkets (some with hundreds of names) including mugs, key chains, Christmas ornaments, candle holders, etc. this picture is of pocket knives. Not once have I seen even one of my seven grandchilds names on these items!!! What does this say about their names? I had to get used to some of them but now I love them. But it’s a good thing. I’m sure papa would have given all the boys pocket knives!