Williamsburg, Virginia. Yes that colonial one.

Last week I had a great opportunity to visit Colonial Williamsburg for a client event. I had never been before, and was pretty taken back with the authentic charm. These people take their period commitments seriously. The hotel was astonishingly beautiful- equivalent to being a resident in the White House I imagine. And I knew I was home, when I discovered a David McCullough book in the room. My fellow history buffs out there will know what an awesome sign this was to see.

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Beyond the hotel and client event, was Colonial Williamsburg town across the street. A full neighborhood full of working shops and re-enactors who are so entrenched in their pretend time period you start throwing in a few “ye olde” and “ma’lady” just to keep up.  I learned from a master blacksmith about the armory in town, watched a wig maker hand tie human hair onto a wig string and learned about undergarments from a milliner. 

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I also stopped to talk to some sheep butts, listened to some town gossip about Thomas Jefferson and learned about kitchen life. Needless to say my family would have STARVED. I would very much like to hug the man who invented refrigeration and the microwave.

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It is rather strange for me to have done anything as touristy as this while on a business trip, for 99% of my trips I never leave my hotel. But this was so worth it. Williamsburg is a magical little place full of wonder, theater and history.  In other words…it is amazing.

Add it to your list of places to experience…trust me- it is worth it.

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