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Vacation Day 2: Williamsburg

Observations for today:

  1. Caught my kids hugging each other when I woke up this morning. Why can’t they be this nice to each other all the time?
  2. Since we missed church for Palm Sunday, we made sure to start the morning by reading and talking about Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem.
  3. No matter what time you think you’re going to get started with the day’s activities, when 8 people are involved, things never go according to plan. Vacationing with family can be a bit like herding cats, but in a good way.
  4. 4 out of 4 Donahues agree: the good citizens of Williamsburg are obssessed with pancakes and waffles. There are more pancake houses per capita here than we’ve ever seen anywhere.
  5. First historical stop: the Governor’s Palace in Colonial Williamsburg. Maia couldn’t wait, since Felicity got to visit this very same home in one of the American Girl books. Maia says it wasn’t what she expected from the book, and the kids were a little underwhelmed. I don’t think they appreciated how vastly superior such accommodations were for their time.
  6. Fortunately, they found everything else fascinating. Today we learned such trades as how to make shoes, how to forge iron tools, how to print and bind books, how to carve wood and build furniture, and how to make bricks. More tomorrow.
  7. Maia loves history and has been asking lots of questions. We bought her a notebook to write down all the interesting facts she has been learning.
  8. My feet hurt and I have a headache.
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#1 Comment By Peach On April 8, 2009 @ 8:30 am

Well, other than #8, it sounds like your having a wonderful time! I love vacations like that, and when the kids enjoy it, it makes the whole trip even better. I hope the weather is nice for you and the rest of your trip is just as enjoyable!

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