I’m guessing I’m not alone when I say the final weeks of this second pregnancy are precious to me. As we wait for this kiddo to arrive, I’m trying to cherish this time with Jake where I can give him my undivided attention and time. Wanting to do a final quick trip before we start having to load up the car with even more kid gear we opted for Williamsburg, VA, about a three hour drive away. I had never been before and had heard great things about not only Colonial Williamsburg but the town of Williamsburg itself. It did not disappoint! Not only was everything charming, we had the back drop of the perfect fall weather on our side. Once we arrived we hit up the visitor center, purchased tickets for Colonial Williamsburg (a bit pricey, but kids 6 and under are free) and started exploring. Of course an almost three-year-old isn’t really into historic tours, but with great weather, horses and costumed people there was enough to keep this wild man happy.
Some of the things Jake liked best were exploring the old plantation (hello animals), the palace gardens and hedge maze in which an hour later we had to bribe him out of, and the costumed folks in the streets. Sometimes I am just surprised as his personality emerges more and more and he freely walked up to them to talk. Of course he wanted to discuss the details of Bubble Guppies, his favorite TV show, rather than history much to their confusion. We really enjoyed just strolling and being able to pop in and out of the old city houses at our own pace. We know that we will probably come back in a few years when Jake understands everything more so we opted for peaceful exploring rather than pushing ourselves to see it all.
Of course we couldn’t come to Williamsburg without sampling The Cheese Shop. The wait in line was well worth it and we were able to take our picnic outside and enjoy. I’m still dreaming about that amazing sandwich!
Our final stop before heading home was this diner, The Original Astronomical Pancake & Waffle House. I mean with a sign like that how can a very pregnant woman not halt the car?! The place was a little odd but the pancakes were as advertised and I dived in head first! Yum!
So that was our last trip before this little one makes his appearance. I’m so glad we took the time to have a few special days together as well as explore Colonial Williamsburg!