Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Vacation: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Just got back from family vacation in Virginia this Sunday. So glad to be home. We were there for 7 days, and I swear it felt like a month.

The good: Williamsburg is really amazing. It is actually a town that is very much as it would have been in 1776. We all loved how the people (dressed in full colonial garb) stayed in character, and you could interact with them, ask them questions about Colonial life, etc. There were skits going on throughout the day that told pieces of different stories about the Revolution, and about Colonial life.

We also loved Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson. It was beautiful, and fascinating. Jefferson was such an interesting person, inventing all kinds of things (and not just the Declaration of Independence!).

The bad: It was HOT in Virginia. REALLY, REALLY hot. The kind of hot that I cannot stand. Each day in Williamsburg, we would merrily set out from the hotel, and head to the town. After a few hours, we literally could not stand the heat anymore, and had to retreat to a restaurant (thank G-d for Aromas), or back to the hotel. We spent a LOT of time in the hotel pool. Then we would venture out again.

The ugly: J developed new and annoying habits this past week. He constantly sang a very annoying song (from WWE), pulled on my arm, disagreed, jumped, cajoled, refused, yelled, screamed... it was amazing. It was quite miserable being with him. I don't really understand it. I know that we were out of our routine. I know that we probably spent far too much time in the hotel room. I know he was bored part of the time. I know he didn't have any friends around. But...his behavior was really terrible.

In spite of that...here is a great photo of the three of us.

And thus ends another vacation....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There's nothing like vacation to make you appreciate home! We just returned from a weekend away, and I was very happy to be home.