11 April 2008
Our Spring Break Trip
Thursday, March 20th, we packed up the car and drove about five hours and stayed the night outside Pittsburgh. The next morning we got up fairly early, ate breakfast and then drove another six hours to Richmond, Virginia, where it was SPRING (unlike the snow we had in Michigan!) and stopped at St. John's Church where Patrick Henry gave his famous "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" speech.
We then drove on to Williamsburg, VA and walked around Williamsburg for a little while and then walked around the College of William and Mary. There were blossoms on the trees and the weather was beautiful! It was so wonderful to enjoy fresh air after a long, snowy winter! We found an old tree that the kids loved to climb on and the campus was very cool with so much history. In the portico of one old building, there was a very good, all male, a Capella group singing for a couple who were all dressed up and the girl was holding a rose. We just had such a pleasant time together. It was very relaxing. Afterwards, we went to our hotel, a Marriot in Newport News, and ordered pizza for dinner. It was somewhat of a fiasco and we ended up changing our hotel the next night.