Windmills, Pancake Houses, and Taverns
I visited Colonial Williamsburg this weekend with a friend.
The single most surprising thing I discovered there was that the entire town appeared overrun by pancake houses. Seriously! Every other block there was another pancake house, waffle house, or I-HOP. It was the Williamsburg equivalent of DC’s obsession with Starbucks. Yet, it was more baffling because not every house was open all hours, and many of them looked locally-owned (as opposed to franchises).
Fortunately, the historic area was much more interesting. Even though there were a lot of school groups there, we avoided them by skipping the more theatrical events of the afternoon. We took loads of pictures (you can find them partly on my Facebook profile), including of a windmill, the beautiful Governor’s Garden, and a tavern or two we passed by.
I even saw a high school band performing in the Merchant’s Square on Saturday – they had come all the way down from New Jersey to perform, and they weren’t bad at all (once they stopped practicing that is).
I had a great time.