Happy Monday, friends!
How was your Thanksgiving weekend? We had an amazing celebration with my father-in-law + family in Northern Virginia on Thursday. I am so thankful to be able to have family to share the holiday with when we are so far away from home and am so looking forward to continuing the tradition for as long as we live near by!
On Friday, Jeff and I continued our trip from Northern VA to Williamsburg for a little colonial adventure. My mother-in-law + mother had gifted us a weekend at the Fife and Drum Inn, a cute little B&B right in downtown historic Williamsburg. We were definitely spoiled to be staying so close to the colonial fun and local shops and restaurants. Plus, they had tea + lemonade + chocolate chip cookies available around the clock–pretty much heaven.
We spent most of Friday lounging around at the hotel and at the Williamsburg Alewerks Brewing Company and then got up bright and early Saturday morning to check out Colonial Williamsburg. It still baffles me that we have such immediate access to our country’s historical roots here on the east coast, and I didn’t really know what to expect–certainly not that the colonial experience was just steps from our “modern” hotel and that we could so completely immerse ourselves in it so easily.
We had a day pass to get into every building and tour and while we went in as much as we could, it was definitely more than we could see in one day. We did do two major tours: The Governor’s Palace and the Bassett Hall, the home of the Rockefeller’s during the Williamsburg restoration. Both were clearly completely different, but fabulous accounts of history nonetheless.
One of my favorite parts about the whole visit were the Christmas wreaths on nearly every building. Aren’t they gorgeous? I wanted to purchase the items to make my own, but alas, it was a little out of my price range. I’m hoping I can still do something similar with less expensive items.
Overall, it was a perfect ending to a 4-day weekend and made me so glad that I get to explore the east coast for a few years. I’ll share where we ate later this week because there was definitely a lot of that going on!