Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Colonial Wiliamsburg

I feel slightly guilty for how little down time we've given my folks. They arrived from Johannesburg on Saturday night after tropical storm Hanna had left us and the very next day we started on our field trips.

The living museums at Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown are holding their homeschool days for the next two weeks. We started off with a trip to Colonial Williamsburg on Sunday.

i wish I'd managed to arrange our schedules better, we only managed to spend 2/3's of a day in Colonial Williamsburg. This museum really needs a few days if you want to do it properly. I think that in March I might look into staying at a hotel with an indoor pool and spend 5 or 6 days leisurely visiting all the museums.

Shira dressed up as a little colonial girl. Got to love my kids. Shira makes up excuses to dress up in fancy costumes and Ben thinks that costumes are dreadful. If pushed, he'll put on his robe and tell you that he's a Jedi Knight or a biblical character (it depends on who the target audience is).

Don't you think this is the perfect method of disciplining children? I've told the children that when we return from vacation I am going to have a set built in our back yard.

My favorite part of the entire trip was visit to the cobbler. The woman who manned the store was a gifted interpreter. She made a huge impression on the children. As soon as we left the cobbler we happened on this lady.

She is a cobbler's apprentice. She spent an age explaining exactly how the apprenticeship works. She even demonstrated all the tools she had made as part of her apprenticeship.

Unsurprisingly, the boys enjoyed the arsenal.

The highlight of our trip was the colonial chocolate we discovered. This chocolate is dairy and soy free and absolutely delicious. We were all in heaven.

1 comment:

Danielle said...

Hope you got enough chocolate to make your 'Brownies' with!