All photos by Mac McKinney
My wife and I decided to drive up to Colonial (or Historical) Williamsburg on Thanksgiving, not a long trip really, less than an hour in good traffic. It wasn't very cold and the chances of rain were low, so I had grabbed my camera too and, after several hours of walking around, came up with a few photos, actually quite a few, but I can only put so many up on OpEdNews.
So it is fitting, as we celebrate Thanksgiving, a holiday founded in early colonial times to give thanks for a bountiful harvest, to return to that colonial past on that very day.
En route, before we hit the actual historical area, I spied some horses in the corralled fields outside of Williamsburg's Basset Hall, which is on the road to our destination, so I commence our photo-journey here:
After this rustic stop, in a few more minutes we were cruising through the historical area looking for parking, which is sparse, but the Gods of parking decided to smile upon me this day, and I found a spot relatively easily.
A gnarled tree-trunk in a front yard along the way to Duke of Gloucester Street
Row of houses on a side street
We're here now, looking down the main thoroughfare.
Historically costumed characters abound.
One of the many historical establishments.
A closeup of a Thanksgiving decorative wreath gracing a doorway.
Costumed greeters at a tavern
The seat of Virginia's colonial government, the Capitol, looming in the distance.