Thursday, March 20, 2008

Spring Break Vacation 2008 Day 5

March 17, 2008

Today we visited Colonial Williamsburg. We arrived early and spent the entire day.

We strolled around the town with Charlie when we got there. He showed us the house where Thomas Jefferson studied law - there were no schools, you studied with a lawyer for 7 years.

We went to the County Court House where Jason wanted to be the County Clerk and TJ and Brian were judges.

Brian, Jason and TJ all got hats (patriot hats). Whever anyone asked about them being patriots, they replied "No, we are Giants!"

We enjoyed lunch at a coffee house. TJ and Mom had ham biscuits, Dad a sausage and cheese plate and Brian and Jason had boxed lunches.

We all had turns "running" a meeting at the Presbyterian Meeting house.

We toured the capitol building - which was built without fireplaces because the capitol building was already burned to the ground four times.

At 3 o'clock, we got a primer about the Revolutionary Program - Get Revved - to immerse children into the Revolutionary experience.

Brian, Jason and TJ joined the Revolutionary Army. They helped pitch tents and drill. They enjoyed the experience - and so did lots of others. The "rifles" were much too large for Brian and Jason. Brian had a lot of fun calling the drills - it even made the Corporal start laughing. People even stopped us later to take Brian and Jason's picture. This was unanimously the favorite part of the day.

Afterwards, TJ listened to Martha Washington while Brian and Jason watched a sheep get sheared.

We listened to a question and answer time with Martha Washington and listened to George Washington before wandering back to the bus.

It was a really fun day!

We had dinner at TGI Fridays and TJ went swimming while Brian and Jason went to sleep.

1 comment:

whitty1 said...

Brings back happy memories. We went to Colonial Williamsburg on a holiday about 10 years ago and our children joined the US army. What made it a bit strange was that we are English! Hope all goes well for your family.