2 very serendipitous things happened at once this week:
1. The kids’ Aunt Vanessa (my husband’s sister) gave birth to a beautiful baby boy yesterday! They live in Williamsburg, so we were excited to go visit.
2. Today happened to be another AWESOME weather day- low humidity, temperatures in the 70’s (practically unheard of in Virginia in July) and there is a park in Williamsburg that was on our summer bucket list.
Getting to see a new baby AND getting to visit an awesome park on a day with fabulous weather? SCORE!
First, a map:
We are A, in Richmond, Williamsburg is east of us at B.
We stop off at the hospital in Williamsburg first and Charmin gets a peek at his almost-cousin. He thinks he is completely adorable and we agree.
Then it’s off to Kidsburg! Kidsburg is a very fun playground that is designed to mimic the early settlements of America. There is a large ship, much like the Godspeed, the Susan Constant, or the Discovery, the 3 ships used in the settlement of Jamestown (which is only about 15 minutes from this park as well). The rest of the playground is designed kind of like a fort, much like Jamestown fort.
Here Tyson helps Charmin board the ship.
Charmin studies the map to set his course. It’s a pretty old map, but I guess he figured it out.
Since it was going to be a long journey, he got out of the sun for a bit and sat with Tyson and Teeny below decks.
Ahoy, there! He spies land! Charmin will claim this land for Great Britain! (note the British flag flying on the ship)
Tyson gets creative when it comes time to disembark the ship. Charmin looks a little nervous about this explosive plan.
Charlotte and Teeny have a much better idea. This little canoe should get them to shore in one piece!
Now that he’s at the fort, he can check out this map to get his bearings.
Get it? BEARings?
Uh-oh. Looks like this bear is getting toasted.
Tyson and Audrey save his singed fur and take him up to a nice high point to keep him safe from savages.
We had a great time and Charmin had fun pretending he was like the first settlers of America!