Williamsburg, VA | 11.5.11

On Veteran’s Day weekend (Nov. 2011) we took Hanna with us for a 3-day weekend to Williamsburg, VA. We knew she would like it up there. Bordering Colonial Williamsburg is the College of William and Mary, the second oldest college in the U.S. (originally chartered in 1693 by King William III + Queen Mary II). Trivia: It was the first college to institute the Honor Code. Famous alumni include three presidents: Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, and John Tyler.

We walked around Colonial Williamsburg in 60-degree temps (quite a switch from my the previous June in 90+ degree temps). Anyhoo, on this trip we ate some good food, including a nice lunch outside where the servers treated Remy like a princess dog. We shared some laughs, learned some history lessons, and snapped a few pictures. We all found Williamsburg to be a friendly city – definitely worth the beautiful drive.

After we returned, I learned that my 8th great-grandfather (on my dad’s side) was a colonial governor of Virginia from 1655-58, I believe. We were within 10 miles of his grave, so the next time we visit the area, we’ll definitely see the grave site. That was pretty cool to find out from my cousin who is the keeper of the family tree! We want to explore more of Virginia and definitely want to see Monticello. Another time…

The slideshow displays photos from the campus of The College of William & Mary and Colonial Williamsburg.

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