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Children in a Left-Brained World
Vacation to Williamsburg
By Katherine L.
We went on a vacation to Williamsburg, VA. We left on September 11,
1998. Everyone was excited. Elisabeth couldn’t wait to go in
the tunnel bridge. Finally, we were at Williamsburg.
The first stop was Busch Gardens. We went on a lot of rides.
Of them all Daddy’s favorite was the “Log Flume.” Mommy couldn’t
go on very many because she is expecting a baby. Of the few she went
on, her favorite ride was “the cable cars.” Katherine liked “Le Mans
Raceway.” Elisabeth’s favorites were the “Log Flume”, the “cable
cars” and “Le Mans Raceway.” Teresa’s were “the bumper cars” and
“the Log Flume.” Mary Claire had fun on “the kiddie boats.”
We had a great time at Busch Gardens.
On Saturday we were in Colonial Williamsburg. In the morning we went
to the 18th century games. Our favorite games were “hoop and stick,”
“Huckle, Buckle, Beanstalk,” and “the alphabet puzzle.” That afternoon
we went to a dancing lesson. Afterwards, we went to listen to Martha
Washington. That night at 5 p.m. we went to “Virginia Declares Independence
from England.” It was May 15, 1776. (In Colonial Williamsburg every
day is a special day in Colonial Virginia’s history.) There were
fifes and drums and the soldiers fired their guns.
On Sunday morning, we went to The Governor’s Palace. It was very
big. Like all houses in Colonial times, it was symmetrical.
There were lots of guns and swords on the walls. Many of the bedrooms
were painted in a pale green. That afternoon we went to a home
health thing. For supper we ate at “The Kings Arms Tavern.”
We all ate chicken with grapesauce. It was very good. Afterward
we went on a “Lanthorn Tour.” Everybody in our group took turns carrying
the lanterns. We toured many trade shops in town. They included
the book maker’s, the silversmith, and the wig shop. We had a good
On Monday we went to Jamestown. When we got there we watched a movie
about Jamestown. Then we looked at the Indian exhibit. After
that we looked at exact models of two of the ships. Then we went
inside the fort. We went inside the church. The house of Burgesses
first met inside it.
We had a very good time in Williamsburg. We all enjoyed it.
We hope we can go back.