Friday, September 9, 2016

Side Trips from Outer Banks

As I mentioned the other day, we went on a family vacation to Nags Head, North Carolina this summer. With two little ones in tow, we decided to split the drive over two days. On the way there we stopped in Yorktown, and on the way back we stopped in Williamsburg. That kept our drive to around 4 hours each day. We didn't do any exploring in Yorktown, but our hotel (and Asher's first!) was lovely. It's always nice to have an indoor pool, and the second room and kitchen were definitely a bonus.

At the end of our trip we stopped in Williamsburg to explore the colonial town. Zahara is a little young to fully appreciate everything colonial Williamsburg has to offer, so I was really pleased to find out you can enjoy a lot of the town for free. Walking down the street and striking up conversations with the characters in 18th century dress doesn't cost a cent. There were even a couple of activities we could participate in. Zahara's favorite was an archaeological dig site where she met with a real archaeologist.

This picture cracks me up because it looks like Z has freakishly big and hairy legs for a girl her size.

Even Asher enjoyed Williamsburg.

In addition to our overnight stops, we also had a great pit stop  to feed Asher and stretch our legs--the Morris Farm Market. Tons of fresh produce, samples galore, and live music. Everything was great, but the frozen peach cider was especially delicious.

Although a lot of people drive from DC to OBX in a day, I'm glad we split the drive up. It was much less stressful and we got to see a couple of bonus sites.

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