Monday, April 21, 2014

Weekending in Williamsburg

Between a few days off from work, a quick trip to Williamsburg, and Easter, it's hard to get back into reality. But we had such a great time in Virginia. We normally go in the summer -- and you would think that it would be warm in the middle of April, but it was quite the opposite! We were dressed in pants and sweaters instead of shorts and tanks. It was certainly different, but we had a great time nonetheless. It was also rainy on Saturday, and whereas we would have normally walked around Colonial Williamsburg, we settled for a little drive-through, which let us see a few things without standing in the pouring rain. We did stop at the Jamestown Settlement before heading back home, as they have an indoor exhibit. We've visited before, but it's always interesting to go back, especially if you like early American history.

Busch Gardens was a large part of this trip, and one of the main reasons we went. The great thing about this theme park is that there is something for everyone. I love the thrill of roller coasters, and Busch Gardens offers 5 large coasters that are a blast. There are also shows like a Celtic Irish dancing performance, Pet Shenanigans which features rescued animals, and even performances that you can watch while you grab a bite to eat. There are also many kinds of food to choose from -- Busch Gardens is split up into countries, so if it's pasta that you crave, lunch in Italy is for you. It was the busiest we've ever seen it this year, so we purchased Quick Queue passes. To us, this was a major advantage because we would have spent much of the day waiting in lines. With the Quick Queue, you could cut your wait time down over an hour at times. And several times we didn't have to wait at all. I would highly recommend Busch Gardens for as a trip -- it is perfect for people of all ages.

This trip is a tradition in our family, so we tend to do the same things each time we go. Dinner at Aberdeen Barn is a staple -- the Delmonico or Filet are the top choices on the menu. A stop at the Christmas Mouse (a year-round Christmas store) has happened since we were very little, so we continue to do it each year. Roller coasters at Busch Gardens bring out the adventure. And it's hard to beat breakfast at the Colonial Pancake House -- it doesn't stand out as a restaurant from the outside, but it is delicious. I recommend the french toast.


Thursdsay --
Ferry Ride
Dinner at Aberdeen Barn
Christmas Mouse
Friday --
Breakfast at Colonial Pancake House
Busch Gardens
Dinner at Fireside Chop House
Saturday --
Breakfast at Colonial Pancake House
Jamestown Settlement
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and a perfect Easter!
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