Or, A Photo Journal Of My Explorations Of Eastern Virginia
Our first night in Williamsburg, my daughter and I took a break from touring the Colonial city to find dinner. I had grandiose ideas of eating in a tavern, served by candlelight by actors in period costume. Those of you who have visited the city before could have warned me those reservations sell out days (possibly weeks) in advance. Our next best idea was to dine in a local establishment outside of the historical district. But by the time we found an Italian bistro, we had fifteen minutes to eat in order to make a variety show at the Kimball Theater. We ended up being ten minutes late and frazzled.
So, what did we do for dinner on night two? Rolled up to the Golden Corral. I love the south!
Stop 4: Art Museum, Williamsburg, VA
The folk art exhibit at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum at Colonial Williamsburg was overflowing with beautiful and quirky works of art by untrained everyday artists. This bust is extremely lifelike and once graced the bow of a ship. It’s not exactly a mermaid, but I like it!
I fell in love with this portrait at first sight. Isn’t she creepy? Her name was Martha Payne. How perfect is that?
This exhibit of non-traditional carousel animals immediately drew my attention for its whimsical and imaginative design. The cat with a fish in its jaws and a saddle on its back would be my first choice!
Stop 5: Tavern Ghost Tour, Williamsburg, VA
A night photo of the Brick House Tavern in Colonial Williamsburg. Like almost every original building in town, it’s rumored to be haunted. See any ghostly faces in the windows?
Stop 6: Jamestowne, VA
As a last minute stop, we toured Jamestown, the site of the first successful British colony in America. And I’m so glad we did!
I was jumping up and down to take my picture with this gorgeous statue of Pocahontas.
We ran into all sorts of traffic on the way home, including back to back accidents.
So, my daughter took the opportunity to write in her journal.
And I took pics of myself. :p