Monday, December 6, 2010

Williamsburg, VA

As I mentioned over Thanksgiving break, Jon and I took a short trip to Williamsburg, VA. I was a little worried about it but it ended up being a great little mini vacation.

As I also mentioned in that post, we basically got the trip for free because we sat through one of those presentations where they try to sell you a vacation time share. First let me start out by saying that the presentation was not that bad. It went about an hour longer than it was suppose to, and the last 1/2 was a bit brutal because they spend that time trying to tell you that every excuse you have not to buy it, is not a valid excuse. But Jon and I knew what our goals were in life and that at the moment, spending money on a  time share did not fit into our plans. They did have a very convincing presentation though. I wouldn't be able to do this sort of thing all the time, but to do it every now and then wouldn't be too bad. Especially for a free vacation.

We went with the mentality that we were not paying much for this trip and that our focus would be to have fun and do lots of relaxing. Williamsburg is not a huge drive for us so we did not need to push ourselves to see everything. It was very nice to relax. We both really needed it and it gave us plenty of time to enjoy each other without worrying about what we should be doing. It was also fun to have that treat on my birthday.

But between the movies and the napping, we did do and see quite a few fun things.

 I seriously loved the Yankee Candle store. They have various rooms that sell different things like candles and christmas decorations. But the best part is the room where it's Christmas all year round. The room also has Santa and snow all year round. Seriously so cool. Just leave your money at home if you don't want to spend anything because as hard as I tried, I couldn't leave without buying something. The candles smelled too good.

 This church is very old. Many of our founding fathers went here.

They believe this baptismal font came from Europe and that it might be the one that was used to baptize Pocahontas.

 How would you love to live here at the Governors Mansion?

If you look closely, you will notice that there are apples in all of the crevices. Very unique. 

We walked around the William & Mary campus. It is a very old school but they have a pretty campus. This is a picture of me with my buddy. Can you guess who it is?

One of the historically important things about the land here is that it has many bodies of water. 

A very big blessing for America. 

Back in the day, someone donated a bunch of money to Williamsburg to refurbish it. After that, they passed a bunch of laws that keep Williamsburg from becoming developed. One of the benefits of this is the amount of wild animals around.

If you go to Jamestown, be sure to visit the glass making shop.

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