At the end of July, my family and I made a trip to Williamsburg, Virginia to watch my older daughter play in the 2014 NSA B East World Series. In addition to LOTS of softball fun and World Series activities, we made time to hang out and visit some of the tourist attractions in the area.
As I always do, I learned some things while we were in Virginia. Below are some of them…
1. There is something pretty special about going on vacation with a whole BUNCH of your favorite friends. This is our third year traveling for a Softball World Series, and yes, we are ALL making memories.
2. People from Ohio are confused (those are Michigan colors)
3. Robby likes Roller Coasters. Alex, not so much. Busch Gardens was a super fun day!
4. The plantation house at the Powhatan Resort in Williamsburg is haunted….the kids went on a ghost hunting excursion inside.
5. At the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum in Williamsburg, I learned that the tallest man in the world was a LOT taller than my husband, you really CAN build a gorilla out of nails, and if I don’t pay attention Robby might get eaten by some random teeth. The 12 foot transformer and shrunken heads were pretty awesome, but by far the best part was the Impossible LaseRace where you had to navigate through a web of green lasers without breaking the beams of light. The kids had a blast!
6. At the Nauticus museum in Norfolk we saw a log book from May of 1951 with Riley’s name in it, other artifacts, and super cool models. Riley stuck her head in a cannon. I learned more than I ever wanted to know about boats. And stuff.
Also there was this. (Battleship Wisconsin)
7. From the museum to the boat tour of the Norfolk Naval Base, I learned how much my dear husband likes boats and military stuff. Me…not so much. But here are some of them, cause it was cool for the first 15 minutes or so.
8. If I get tired of taking pictures of ships, I turn the camera on my family.
Well that’s it. 8 things. Profound, huh? After Virginia we made a trip to Washington DC for a couple of days. I learned stuff there too, stay tuned.=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
Tressie Davis is a portrait photographer located in Chelsea, MI. Portrait work may be viewed at www.tressiedavis.com.