Virginia in May

Trip Start Nov 08, 2006
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Monday, May 18, 2009

From Austin, we went back to Virginia to spend a couple more weeks with my mom and Chuck.  It was great getting to bookend our trip by spending time with them.  Winter was snowy and pretty, then spring was beautiful.  We went camping in Virginia, then took a quick trip to Florida (by quick I mean a 13-hour drive followed by an identical return trip a couple of days later).  Camping was fun.  We made smores.  My mom and Lindsey love them some chocolate. 

We checked out Colonial Williamsburg. I was unimpressed.  Watching people in historical costumes alternate between texting and bad acting isn't worth $40 to me.  But the buildings were nice, and it was a pleasant little town to stroll around.  But at no point did I feel I had been transported back to the 18th century.  There's something less than authentic about vending machines with $3 bottles of water and ads announcing "Ye Must Be Thirsty. Quencheth It You Scallywag!"  I think my image of all historical figures talking like pirates might be misguided, but my elementary school textbooks can't compete with Johnny Depp and his roguish charisma. 

It was a fun couple of weeks though, and I need time like that with my mom to supplement our primary communication of Skype calls from 10,000 miles away.  From there, it was off to NYC to see the city sans my previous fog of jet-lag and incessant vomiting.  Sans.  Who talks like that?
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