After visiting the College of William and Mary, we walked a short distance to revisit a favorite place of mine, historic Colonial Williamsburg. Laid out as a model capitol in 1699, Williamsburg took the place of Jamestown as the seat of colonial government. The historic area today is a step back in time to an 18th century community.
Homes, shops, taverns and exhibition buildings line the historic streets and are surrounded by hundreds of gardens. A visit, later in spring time, would find the gardens filled with beautiful flowers. My most favorite time to visit is in December, when the doors display beautiful holiday wreaths made from fresh evergreens and fruit, and candles are lit in each window.
Guides and hostesses, in period costume, greet you at the exhibition buildings which feature blacksmiths, bakers, carpenters and merchants.
Of course, I am most happy outdoors peeking into the side and back gardens. Put me amongst boxwood gardens, pea gravel or brick-lined paths and I want for nothing more!
It's always been a dream of mine to live in a white house with black shutters and in colonial Williamsburg there are plenty I could move right into.
At one end of the main street there are modern shops and restaurants. We love to visit Wythe Candy Shop which has delicious chocolates made on the premises. I never leave without treating myself to a large pecan milk chocolate turtle. Definitely worth every calorie!
Our next, and last, stop on our three day college tour trip was the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and I'll share pictures from there tomorrow. Can you name some notable alumni from UVA?....... Katie Couric, Robert and Ted Kennedy, Edgar Allen Poe, Woodrow Wilson and Tina Fey!