Day 1 of the trip back to 1776 at Colonial Williamsburg
My dear friend Ginny was able to come with my parents and I to visit the historical town. Ginny and I dressed the part in our 18th century attire and fit right in as many asked us if we worked there or knew where things were. :) I lost my petticoat which I am holding in the above picture, as I ascended the steps of the "carriage" (the shuttle) while all the "normal" people stared at me. lol Ginny helped me and grabbed it when I stepped out of it discreetly. I kid you not readers this is the 3rd time in my living historian life that I have lost a petticoat at some event or another. It was hilarious! :) That is after the fact. If you would like to know the other two occurances happened in american civil war attire at two different dances. :0 It was definitely more awkward to step out of those pettis and get them out of sight. lol
We found their lovely sheep, which we found out actually were not born and raised for their wool, but for their meat. I found that interesting they would not want their wool for fabric, I want to research if that was true. Any other living history buffs out there do add in your two cents if you know. :)
My dear friend Ginny and my mother above. Love these ladies so much!
Isn't Miss Virginia's gown so lovely?! I absolutely want a polonaise gown next!
Then to finish our day we went to Shields Tavern for supper and dessert. Thanks you Papa! The cinnamon ice cream in the picture with the berry tart was delish!! Thanks to my grandparents for letting us use their time share for the hotel! We would not have ever dreamed of this vacation without your generosity.
That day we were asked I have no idea how many times if we worked at Colonial Williamsburg or if we could have our picture taken. :) It was so much fun and delightful and exhausting all at the same time. We were so tired we watched Doctor Who that evening and drank hot chocolate. It was quite relaxing after a long day on our feet.
More photos from our second day in Williamsburg VA to come soon!
Btw Ginny and I had the pleasure of meeting up with a fellow blogger and seamstress named Casey. She was so lovely and genuine in person, it was wonderful to meet her in person. You can see her post about Williamsburg as well at her blog.
If you want to see more details about my gown see previous posts.
I pray you all are having a delightful evening and are able to rest peacefully with the assurance only Christ can give.