Tuesday, September 8, 2015
My sister and brother in law made plans for the whole family to get away to Williamsburg this long weekend. It was nice to have a change of scenery after Julian's first two weeks of classes. On Saturday, the four of us went to Yorktown in the afternoon for a schooner trip down the York River. This is a historically fascinating part of our state and one I am not very familiar with, so it certainly piqued my curiosity. Growing up in Lexington, we were surrounded by information about the Civil War but not as much about the Revolutionary War, despite it still being relevant to our state.
The boat was incredible. I think this experience was the first time any of us had been on a vessel powered completely by sail, and with our very different backgrounds, it is hard to find something no one in the group has ever done!
Mom and Dad joined us that evening for the Virginia Symphony performance on the beach. We returned back to Williamsburg and visited Colonial Williamsburg on Sunday and the outlet malls on Monday. The whole experience, though shorter than I would have liked, was a great way to tip our hats to summer before we soldier on toward fall.