Tuesday, November 2, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 23

I am participating in the 30 Day Blog Challenge
hosted by Katie @ Katie’s Journey

Today's challenge is:
Day 23 - Favorite vacation

My favorite field trip was to Williamsburg, Jamestown, Carter's Grove and Yorktown. My husband and I went to Williamsburg for our Honeymoon and had not been back since. We had wanted to bring the kids and see the sites again. On 10-10 and 10-11-2001 we visited Williamsburg and on the 12th we visited  Jamestown.

When we went in 2001 we bought a year's pass because it was cheaper for our family than just buying a day pass for Williamsburg for the two days we wanted to spend and then for Jamestown. We planned to get back there at least once more during the year, we hoped to get back there at Christmas 2001 but that did not happen. We did however get to go back again before our tickets ran out in '02 and we got to stay longer but did not concentrate on Williamsburg as much as we did the first trip, we spread our days out and saw some things we did not see the first time in VA.

09-22-2002 Jamestown, VA
09-23-2002 Yorktown, VA
09-24-2002 Carter's Grove, VA
09-25-2002 Williamsburg, VA
09-26-2002 VA Air and Space Museum

We enjoyed each other, eating out, and the great history at each of the sites. My oldest dd Rachel just LOVES history and so does her mother! (LOL) We were in our glory. The other three kids tolerated it fine, since we did so many fun things, and got to eat out every day!! We stayed at a hotel that had continental breakfast, took a few snacks with us for during the day, bought some treats some days, and ate an early dinner at an all you can eat place, mostly the same restaurant, but it was so good. The kids could get a variety of things they liked and so could we, they kept asking to eat there, so we did. That helped keep the cost down also. We also brought the umbrella stroller so the boys (mostly Christopher) would not get so tired of all the walking.

The boys don't remember much about the trip. They were only 5 and 7. I would really like to go back. I wish we could go this year as we are studying this time period right now. We are working on a lapbook of Jamestown right now, from In the Hands of a Child. The two trips these two years and a trip we took to Antietam,  Harper's Ferry, and Gettysburg  a couple years later, were our only "real" vacations. Other than that it has just been day trips and overnights to the Lancaster, PA area. Money is always tight and vacations are the last thing we think about when we need food, clothes, and school books for the kids.

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