Williamsburg (Memorial Day Weekend 2014)

We just got back from a little mini vacation to Williamsburg. I have said it before but I will say it again, I love that Williamsburg is an easy destination for us. It’s only a couple of hours away and, the way we do it, super affordable. The entire long weekend (3 nights) was around $350 for 5 people (my mom joined us). Our 2 bed/2 bath condo at Greensprings Vacation Resort was $150 and the rest was spent on food and gas. Not bad at all.

But I will be real and say that it wasn’t all happy times on the vacation. My normally happy child displayed some troubling 2-year-old behavior. All weekend long we heard “I want Mamaaaa!” and “Noooooooooo” and “I want uuuupppp” and “Whyyyyyyyyy”.

Man, it was rough for all of us.

But when he wasn't cranky, we did get a few smiles out of him.
On a brighter side, Anna was so good. Except for a few complaints about being hot, she enjoyed everything we did, from playing in the river to walking around Colonial Williamsburg to swimming in the pool. She did awesome. Her favorite part of the trip? Swimming and eating pizza. Haha.
I can’t believe I only took a little over 100 pictures. A lot of them were repeats too. I guess one of the best things about vacationing at the same place annually (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) is that there isn't a need to document every second. It was nice to put the camera away and just focus on the present.
How was your long weekend? Hope you had a good one!

This is just for me since the I set the photos to private, but here are the rest.


  1. $150 for 3 nights? How?! Please share! And only $200 for 8 meals for 3 adults and 2 children? Please tell! That's MY kind of getaway!

    1. Sure I will share!

      The place we stayed at is a timeshare (although they call it vacation ownership nowadays). They called my husband and offered us a deal. $150 for 3 nights, but we had to sit through the timeshare pitch that lasted about a hour and half. But the best thing about that was that after the meeting, we received a $100 Visa GC and a voucher for a 2-night stay back at the resort.

      Our 2 bed/2 bath condo had a full kitchen so we went to the grocery store when we first arrived and bought food to cook all the breakfast, as well as snacks. We also brought some food from home.

      We got a bunch of Chinese take-out and that lasted 1 dinner and 2 lunches. :)

      We ordered Papa Johns twice. Kids loved it.

      So totally doable if you get a good deal on the hotel. We were on "the list" because last year we booked a stay through LivingSocial that was with the same company, if that makes sense.

  2. Yes, we are suckers for cheap getaways and these timeshare pitches are a no brainer for us. Though I'm sure we won't ever get invited again since they can't seem to brainwash us enough to actually buy into their game. Regardless, I'm sure another LivingSocial deal will come around and we'll be right back down there.


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