Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg is like my "happy place." Hubby and I first stayed overnight here on our honeymoon in December 1968. We were on our way between northern Illinois and his duty station at Ft. Hancock, New Jersey. Over the next several years, we visited Williamsburg more than 8 times. Our love of Williamsburg was part of the reason we moved to Virginia--well, that and a new grandbaby!  Now that we live only a short drive from there, we try to get down for a visit at least once each season. Christmas of course, is my favorite, followed by springtime. Here are photos of our most recent visit in March. We had a very warm spring here in Virginia, and everything bloomed earlier than normal--by at least 2 or 3 weeks.

The last photo above is of a magnificent Magnolia tree. The magnolia leaf is featured in many floral arrangements throughout the area. I remember buying fake Magnolia leaves in Illinois to make my apple cone decoration. We don't have to buy fake anymore! Virginia is where they keep them for real ;-)

In addition to the wonderful plants and gardens, are the animals. Here are two of them you see frequently in the historic district:

You can't go to Williamsburg and not eat at the Kings Arms. It's our all-time favorite restaurant there. They have a delicious chicken pot-pie only on the lunch menu. And then there are the fabulous peiod interpreters you meet along the way. We had an absolutely delightful conversation with this couple over lunch. Would it spoil the image if I told you they drove down from Maryland in their RV for the weekend?

And last but not least, a few additional photos.  Colonial Williamsburg, one of my favorite places on earth!

Until next time, keep stitchin!


  1. I might just have to post some Christmas Williamsburg photos on Rudy Day. Join me on April 25 and see!

  2. I love Williamsburg so much myself! Now I want to go there this weekend - but I don't think I can. It is beautiful and peaceful. Great pictures!

  3. I have always wanted to visit. Maybe now that hubby is retired we can plan to go. Thanks for the inspiration.