Continuing our travels we next stop in Williamsburg where we met up with my parents whom I haven't seen in nearly 11 months. The children were so excited to see their Nana and Poppa again!! My parents brought up their camper and the children stayed with them while my husband and I enjoyed the quiet of the hotel room:) and a date night!!
Day one we went to Colonial Williamsburg
Princess wanted to dress up for the day as a Colonial girl. Little Man would have none of it. Because our daughter decided to dress up for the day she was able to do more hands on activities with the re-enactors at Colonial Williamsburg. She said she enjoyed working int he garden best:)
Practicing writing names using a quill feather. The highlight of the trip for us for the re-enactment of the reading of the Declaration of Independence on the green. We also saw many crafts men working on their trade, It was a fantastic day and we will definitely be going back.
I spent a small fortune in the book store, but found so many fantastic resources that can be use in our schooling.
Day two we went to Jamestown
Kids told their grandparents all about Pocahontas and Capt. John Smith. If you look closely however at the statue there is something wrong can you figure it out?
Glass blowing -- there were 2 attempts to make glass during this time period both were failures. Very interesting to watch!
Day three we went York town
We learned a lot about positioning of cannons and the different types of cannons.
The house were the treaty was signed. Unfortunately it was closed that day so we couldn't go inside:(
After touring each historic site we would go back to the camp ground and while the children played and the grown ups read, nap, and enjoyed communing with nature.:)
Answer to What's wrong with Pocahontas: They have her wearing a plains Indian dress which is incorrect. She was a wood land Indian and their dress was completely different.