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Published: April 4th 2018
April 3, 2018Weather: 50s and cloudy half the day, Upper 60s and sunny rest of the day.
States: VirginiaCity: Williamsburg to Jamestown to YorktownMiles: 46 round trip
Hotel: Woodlands Hotel
Restaurants: Green Leaf Tavern, Oishii Sushi
Today started out as a cool cloudy day. After we had breakfast (included) in our hotel, we drove to Jamestown which is about 15 minutes from Williamsburg. I must say this hotel is very convenient to everything. Sort of like Disney with roads leading to all of their parks. Williamsburg is free to walk around. If you want to go into buildings, it is like 30 dollars per person. We have done Greenfield
Village enough to have seen our share of hayfilled beds and candle lit houses. If it were free or cheaper for a family, then it would be nice to go inside but we are not history buffs so that would be a waste. Historic Jamestown is the actual site where they are still digging up artifacts. The other Jamestown area is a re-creation of the town as they think it looked like. The Historic area is 14 dollars per adult and 15 and under are free and includes Yorktown. The other area is another fee, I think 30 dollars. I hear it is cool if you like history. We checked out Jamestown and headed for Yorktown. Now my first plan was to rent bikes and ride to at least one location from Williamsburg. Thank God I did not. It was really far to ride a bike, we would have been cold and the complaining would have sent one or all of us to meet our forefathers in the beyond. What was I thinking. It is 15 miles one way from Williamsburg to Jamestown. 8 is the most they‘ve done. Needless to say, we drove.
Next stop was Yorktown which
is a neat little area on the York River with a historic battle ground area and a little town with a beach and shops and restaurants. We grabbed some hot chocolates and coffee at Ben & Jerrys and walked along the water. It is probably really nice when it Is warmer. Around noon, we went back to the hotel. They had sandwiches that I couldn’t eat. I wasnt starving but I wanted a snack... sushi. I knew there was a sushi restaurant in Williamsburg, a 5 minute convenient drive. The historic area is also part of the modern town. It is really cool. So I asked Elizabeth if she wanted to come with me. I whispered sushi and sidled right up to me with a wasabi smile. We drove into town while the boys vegged in the hotel. We had a nice sushi lunch and walked through the town into the historic area which was buzzing with people and activity. It is really a cool place the way it is laid out. There are shops, houses, restaurants and colonial people all around. Horse and carraiges. We had a really nice time together. The weather broke when we go to town.
It was sunny and warm. We decided to back to get the boys and bring them back.
We again walked through the town which covers a large area. Around dinner time, we went in search of a place to eat. We are getting sick of eating out. We found a little tavern on William and Mary campus. If I eat another french fry. Now we are back in the hotel. Tomorrow we are off to DC. I am dreading going north in fear of the cold. I don’t think it will be as cold as Michigan. I hope. I have a little surprise tomorrow night for the kids. Check back tomorrow.
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