And now we move on to Williamsburg, VA, one of Daddy's favorite places to visit. Here's the new Yankee Candle store
Lots of holiday theming and cool things to buy
The sky was lit up with "stars" and there's even a train track up there, but it wasn't running, bummer!
Sneaking a photo in Santa's Workshop
Santa was a away for lunch I guess, but let's see who he was checking up on..
Why it's Jared, and he's on the good list, sweet!
A shot down Main Street inside Yankee Candle
Then the family visited Jamestowne Settlement. Here are the Powhatan indian huts
Inside were beds, tools and furs of all kinds
And some leather being dried for tanning
Here's a shot of the fort
And of the ships that brought over the first settlers to America. This is the Susan Constant
And here is the Discovery and the Godspeed behind it
Another shot of the Susan Constant, this time of the stern
Jared gazing across the James River from the stern of the Godspeed
And here's a view off the stern of the Susan Constant
In the crew quarters of the Susan Constant
The family in front of one of the defense cannons for the fort
A building under construction
Inside the church, with nice and comfortable solid wood padding-less benches
Mama and Jared giving a sermon to the church
Watching the blacksmith stoke the fire
And here we have Jared spending some quality Daddy-time visiting Colonial Williamsburg, one of Daddy's favorite places. This is in front of the Bruton Parish church
So yeah, the Bruton Parish church
Here's a shot of the boy in front of the governor's palace
And a loooooonnnnngggg shot in front of the governor's palace
In front of the heavily-defended magazine, where they stored all the gunpowder for the town
Here's a British general coming down the street to greet us loyalists. Ha, loyalists, just you wait sir!
And now back in Michigan, visiting Calder's Dairy, a local farm, with chickens!
Jared watching the cows going in to get milked, mmmm muddy
Here's a mama cow and her new baby, born just the day before!
Jared's a bit hesitant with horses, but cows don't seem to phase him much at all
Here's a family of ducks looking for some loose corn
Don't give me any bull
And here's something you don't see every day, an emu
Here's a donkey coming over to be petted
And here's Mama and Jared feeding a friendly goose
He really was friendly, many times geese will be a bit aggressive, especially when you have some corn to feed them