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January 19, 2016

Colonial Williamsburg

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[part of the Tuesday for Travel blog series – reviews, recommendations, and stories based on our travels and excursions]

We’ve headed to Williamsburg for a pre-Christmas trip for the past few years.  Our primary destination has been Busch Gardens Christmastown which our young children llooovveee.  If you have small kids, plan to take the trip next Christmas!

In years passed, though, I’ve had smaller kids.  A 1.5 year old or younger.  Or, a 1.5 year old AND pregnant.  If you are fluent in mom-ese, you know that this is synonymous with tiiiiiiiiired. Like, fall over and take a nap any time of the day because you haven’t had a full nights rest in a year kind of tired.  After an evening shuffling 1 or 2 kids around a theme park and the idea of doing it again the next night kind of killed my desire to go check out anything else in Williamsburg.

BUT….this year, my kids were older!  A 4 year old and 2 year old sleep much better on a nightly basis and don’t require near as much of my physical energy as they did when they were smaller.   Thank goodness!

I finally had the gumption to explore Colonial Williamsburg all done up in it’s Christmas glory and it was pretty spectacular!  If you like history and enjoy learning traditional customs, this is a great stop for you to make next year, too!

So…I may have an undergraduate history degree but my history knowledge is at times embarrassing….not sure what this building is exactly, but it sure looked grand against that stark blue sky!

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The Christmas decor is required to be made out of natural materials that would have been found in colonial times.  I loved the way these materials were brought together to form really unique and beautiful decorations!

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Loved this primitive clothesline.

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Camden enjoyed his funny shaped/HUGE gingerbread man!

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These boys…getting themselves in trouble, like usual!! 😉

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My heart!!

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Lemons and wood shavings…who would have thought??  So pretty!

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The boys loved watching the band march through.

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And…a funny shaped tree. 😉

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Lastly, a few beautiful white horses.

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