Williamsburg Travel Blog› entry 30 of 124 › view all entries
Today was our day for Colonial Williamsburg, and the weather cooperated nicely. We had been worried that it might rain again which would have cancelled our plans, but instead we had sunshine and warmer weather. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough to make the day a good day.
We are old enough to remember seeing several shows that had been made in Colonial Williamsburg back in the 1960s and 70s, so we thought we knew what it was going to be like. Boy were we Wrong!!! It may have been that way fifty years ago, but it's sure different now.
Today we saw very few folks dressed in the period clothing, and to actually see things like the woodrights shop, or any other building where something was being made in the old colonial manner you had to pay extra at the ticketing booth at the welcome center.
So after taking the bus to the first stop, which turned out to be wrong, we jumped back on a few minutes later when the next one came and went to the next stop, as informed by one very nice young lady who gave us the only good information of the whole day. We strolled out and around the Capital building and got a few shots and then down along main street. We noted that all of the buildings looked as if they had been built within the last ten years.
This had to be the biggest disappointment of our entire trip.