Day 3

Trip Start Apr 24, 2013
Trip End Apr 26, 2013

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Friday, April 26, 2013

After a breakfast buffet and a pot of coffee, we loaded the bus, sang our good morning song, nd got to know our new tour guide. It was obvious at we had done a 360 from Lorna in DC. Lorna was great and her energy kept us going. We hit the ground running and walking and walking. Lou and his wife are in their sixties and had a much slower pace. 

We did a WALKING :) tour of Colonial Williamsburg. Williamsburg is a living museum - we visited the jail, blacksmith, wig maker, millinery, and the governors palace. Each of these are located in a separate building along the Main Street. The people are period dressed and portray the role as if the time is era 1700s. I did not realize that Colonial Williamsburg connects to the town of Williamsburg. And is so spread out. Looking back on it, I don't think I had given Williamsburg much thought except I wanted to visit there.

The eighth graders were surprised when Mrs. Michelle Weeks walked up to our group at Williamsburg. Michelle was their 5th grade English teacher and moved to the Washington DC area three years ago. She spent most of the day with us and all the students really enjoyed seeing her again. She has remained in contact with these students thru Facebook.

We finished our walking tour about 12 30 and had a boxed lunch. Probably the best boxed lunch I have ever had. A turkey and cheese sandwich made out of freshly made bread.  Ohhhh, if I could only bake bread like that! 

Afterwards, we had time for an afternoon of shopping in the town. We enjoyed the candy shop, the peanut shop, Baskin Robbins, and the Barnes and Nobles (which really wasn't a Barnes and Nobles in name, but identical to one inside). There was no power shopping...we were too tired to walk any further! And we were limited to space for items on the flight. We welcomed some rest and Lou's slower pace today.  We found the bookstore was climate controlled with plenty of electrical outlets to charge our electronics

It was bittersweet to say goodbye to our bus driver, Jennifer. She had been our driver for the entire trip. She delivered us at the Richmond airport with a job well done.

We had a good flight into Atlanta on schedule. The bus was delayed due to some technical difficulties ( a blowout on Interstate 285 - better an empty bus than a full one). We arrived in Sandersville at 1 00 am.

What  a great trip....anybody want to take a guess how many days it will take me to recuperate? I have never been so tired....I am sure it's not because I am getting older....
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