we are on vacation!

Yep she got it right!

We are currently vacationing at Williamsburg, one of our favorite corners in the world. Our family has been here so many times that I've honestly lost count, but it's such a great spot for us. Since we don't have access to a pool at home, we come to Williamsburg mainly to swim, but also to soak up family time....and to eat a lot. The kids are always clamoring to go to Williamsburg, so they are psyched to be here.
I think it's pretty great that Luke and I are able to take the kids to a familiar place each year. Some people might call it a waste of time...visiting the same place over and over when the world is so big. But it has its perks. Like, I love having this picture of hubs and Will here at our favorite Chinese buffet in Williamsburg now...
and back then. Haha, BABY Will :) :) :)
Anyway, we arrived yesterday at 11:30 in the morning. It was one of the smoothest rides ever. We started off listening to a Magic Treehouse audiobook, but kids couldn't concentrate so we just gave them their tablets instead. We didn't hear from them for the rest of the trip. After lunch at the buffet, we tried checking in at the resort, but we were two and half hours too early. So we suited the kids up and they played in the shallow pool with their new water pump toy. They had a blast just shooting one another!
They could have kept playing in the pool, but we nudged them to try mini golf. It was one of the resort's free activities and actually a pretty nice course (18 holes in total?). It was their first time playing mini golf ever and I think Anna got a hang of it quickly, but Will, being 3 years old, has more to learn. Either way, they both enjoyed it.
This year we are staying at The Historic Powhatan Resort. It's a two bed/two bath timeshare condo-type place, with a full kitchen, dining, and living area. I found a very good deal using VRBO -- 5 nights for only $440. I researched and researched and researched before I found this awesome deal and now that I know how much prices can fluctuate depending on where you look, I will always take time to evaluate all my options when it comes to renting from timeshare owners.

(Just a note: I did not deal with the actual owner...the 3rd party I went through was Tripbound. They were great to work with -- fast, courteous, and responsive.)
Anyway, this is probably my only post for the week while on vacay. More when we get back!


  1. I totally hear ya on going someplace familiar for family vacation, especially when the kids are young. My advisor put it best - with kids, you want to reduce the number of variables. So, when you go to the same place and can expect pretty much the same thing, you've optimized your problem/vacation.

    Anyways, thanks for the tip on renting timeshares and the "agency" you used!

  2. Looks like you and yours are having lots of fun!

    I love the mini golf shot - and the one of little Will!

  3. have a great time! we love williamsburg as well! :)


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