Monday, July 27, 2009

Back From Vacation

Hi all we are back from vacation. After Washington DC we hit Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown, and Bush Gardens. It's all in the same area. Of course it wasn't all vacation for the kids we let the Colonial Actors put them to work. First on the farm.

Billy Helping to haul water
Samantha waters the plants

Then to help build a traditional canoe. Here they are scraping off the burnt wood with an oyster shell.

Helping to build a traditional canoe.
Finished canoe, this was already finished the one the kids worked on had lots left to do and will take several more weeks to finish.

Now if you plan to visit the area make sure you take advantage of Colonial Williamsburg's best deal. If you are a cheapskate like me (or even if you aren't) you'll love this deal.

This is the refillable souvenir mug, it costs $10. Now I know you have probably seen its like in other places but what makes this different is this one gets you free refills for the rest of the year. That's right if your there for a week or plan a second visit its still good. It's the greatest deal I"ve ever seen at a tourist attraction.


dddiva said...

Looks like they had a fun if busy time. Hope you enjoyed your vacation.

Stacie said...

Colonial Williamsburg is wonderful. I have been there many years ago for an 8th grade trip.

April said...

Hi Dddiva Yeah we had a very busy fun time Thanks for stopping by.

April said...

Hi Stacie It is definately a wonderful place. It's amazing to see how much hard work went into everything we take for granted now adays. And it gets the kids interested in their history. ;D

Mom said...

At Disney --- you can buy a refillable souvenir mug and get free refills for life.

No joke.

I have one I bought around 8 years ago. If I take it with me to a Disney park, I can refill it for free.

Totally Awesome.

April said...

HOLY COW that's a great deal Mom :D