Trip Start Aug 17, 2008
10Trip End Aug 23, 2008
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Colonial Williamsburg was nice, we didn't think it really was worth the price, but I'm sure that if our kids were school age we might have changed our minds and worked around the site's scheduleAroma, cheap & tastes like it (plus loads of flies - if our children weren't starving we wouldn't have stopped), and bought some chocolate covered peanuts at The Peanut Shop, expensive & tastes like it. We spent the day walking around Colonial Williamsburg, checking out some of the old buildings, gardens and the Governor's Mansion (worth the extra money), we also spent an extra $12.50 each (minus our son) for a 15 minutes carriage ride which we enjoyed, but our coachman wasn't very talkative (not a word from beginning to end); our daughter though had a blast.
We walked back to the visitor's center, bought a magnate and some postcards that our daughter could send her friends. Both kids were asleep by the time we pulled out on the road from the parking lot, so we decided to go shopping - save ourselves some money instead of eating out every night.
Our first lesson was that "deli" has a completely different meaning than what we know it as - the definition of deli in Virginia is "a liquor store with some chips", our second lesson: "bottom dollar" is not a dollar store but a supermarket.
We ate at a local place (around $60) and had dessert at the local Ben & Jerry's.