First Olivia got to dress up in a colonial dress and hat.
Then we headed out of the 21st century and into the 18th century of Colonial Williamsburg. We headed down the street to find the printing office. We got to see the Virginia Gazette being printed and hung to dry. This tied in great with our history reading last week on Benjamin Franklin and Poor Richard's Almanac.
On our way there we ran into a gentlemen. It was fun talking to him. He was wearing clothing of the day and acted as though he lived during the Colonial times. He asked Olivia what colony she was from. He asked how she traveled, whether by horse or by sea. He explained that the last time he had been to North Carolina it had taken him 7 or 8 days so therefore we must have had very fast horses to bring us there. Olivia, in her very literal way, said, "no, we came by car and then boat" (she meant the ferry). We then explained that they didn't have cars in those days so that travel took much longer.
We watched the weaver at work.
We visited the Govenor's Palace kitchen and garden maze.
Note: Ezra slept through all the family fun here.
She got to play a hoop game on the Palace Green.
We visited a farm of the middling class just outside of town. There she got to try her hand at candle making. (This was her favorite activity of the day.)
She learned her courtesies (waiting at the door to be invited in, not speaking unless spoken to, and how to curtsy).