Colonial Williamsburg at Christmas

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We had a very long drive from South Carolina up to Virginia. We stopped and ate lunch and grabbed a cache at a rest stop. We saw there was a museum for a movie star and stopped at the one for Ava Gardner in Smithfield, North Carolina. We didn’t go in the actual museum (we could see some of the costumes), but bought a few things for my mom who loves old movies. They were Sean’s gifts to her.

We were getting hungry for dinner and stopped at a chicken place called Bojangles. They give you a lot to eat! Good eats.

We got to Williamsburg after dark and we drove down to the town, but it was difficult to see anything, so we went up early the next day. My memories from 1978 were there, but we did a lot more walking around. We didn’t do any tours, but enjoyed taking photos and shopping. We even looked for a cache in woods near The College of William and Mary to no avail.

Here’s some of our visit:

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Even the shopping was Colonial
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Near where we parked. The history blew us away.

We had actually gone to the visitor center and looked at how much tours were and thought we could do better on our own. We did get to see the inside of the church, but not the Governor’s Place.

That is some name!

That is some name!

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Some natural Christmas decorations. I believe this was a private residence.

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Sean’s first visit to Williamsburg!

A market place

A market place

A Christmas display

A Christmas display

The church

The church

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Pretty decorations on a fence.

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The guys!

 

Here I am with the Governor's palace behind me. Don't judge my purse not matching-lol

Here I am with the Governor’s palace behind me. Don’t judge my purse not matching-lol

Horse and Carriage

Horse and Carriage

The Governor's Palace

The Governor’s Palace

I think this was our favorite

I think this was our favorite

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Inside the church. Every pew had high walls and a door

Inside the church. Every pew had high walls and a door

People dressed in Colonial costumes strolled, talked and sang in the general area.

People dressed in Colonial costumes strolled, talked and sang in the general area.

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Sean checking out The College of William and Mary

Sean checking out The College of William and Mary

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