Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Williamsburg

We went to Williamsburg with my mom and dad. Our trip was a big success. Tricia loved the bus. Williamsburg became the capitol of Virginia in 1699. People became craftsmen. They started as an apprentice. Some trades were apothecary and shoemaker. My favorite trade is the wigmaker. He made wigs. Wigmakers used goat, horse, and human hair. Human hair was the most expensive. The worst part of this trip was the “Life as a Soldier” class. My favorite part was seeing Ms. Manderly’s house from the movie, “Felicity”.

We also visited the Governor’s Palace. It is an amazing palace that was built in Williamburg for the Governor. It is very beautiful and the gardens are amazing. We loved to walk through the maze. There were a lot of horses kept in the stables at the palace. The people dressed very nice. The ballroom had the only wall to wall carpet in the city. I liked my visit to the palace, but would not want to live there. It was too fancy.

4 comments:

Kristin's Memories said...

Sounds like you had fun and learned alot! I think visiting places like that is the best type of learning. Cherish the memories made!! I loved the pictures of you in your old fashion dress. You looked fabulous!

Patty said...

I'd like to dance in the ballroom. Maybe we could do "Wii Dance".

Mike Saxton said...

They used goat and horse hair for a wig? What a neagh-t idea if you ask me!

Colette said...

Great summary of your trip Kayleigh! I have been reading your blog for the firsts time tonight. I love reading your writing. I especially love your poems.