I'd forgotten the softness and warmth of a horse's lips as they deftly gather the grass from an outstretched palm. On our next visit we wised up and brought about half a pound of carrots, which were very graciously received by our equine friends.
And no, he wasn't actually napping! But he does look so peaceful, doesn't he?
|This snapshot is a few weeks old -- the trees are now covered with fresh leaves!|
It's also lovely to have a more leisurely relationship with Williamsburg, now that it's a day trip (and one we can repeat as often as we like). We know where to park, where things are, and how much we can do in a day. There's no rush to see everything in one visit, which would be a hopeless task with three littles! A garden here, a house there. I ordered Mary Geddy's Day, so the Geddy house is on our list for the next visit.
I'm so chuffed that my littles are learning to love Williamsburg as much as I do! Of course, it probably helps that we usually get a little treat at the shops (Chilled root beer is a favorite of mine, and on our last visit we also sampled some of the heritage chocolate). Little Man routinely uses words like "old-fashioned' and "old times" now, and I'm delighted that he's beginning to grasp a sense of history.
And it's not uncommon for him to call out to a passing interpreter, "I like your outfit!"
For a mama with a fondness for historical costuming, that's a happy thought indeed!