Forsooth, the blogging is light in Virginia

John, our costumed interpreter, leads the prospective apprentices at Colonial Williamsburg (Scarborough photo)

We are in Virginia’s Williamsburg area for a jam-packed press trip that includes my entire family, and I’m rapidly discovering that there are only 24 hours in the day.

I’m not the fastest blogger in the West, and by the time we straggle back to our lodgings at night I’m not able to post as often as I’d planned about our adventures in tri-cornered hats. 

Suffice it to say that today was half a “living history event” in Colonial Williamsburg and half a “screaming event” on various roller coasters at the Busch Gardens Europe theme park. 

In the morning, the kids in our group learned about the apprentice trades in the 1700s and visited a working weaver, brickmakers and a silversmith on an Apprentice Tour, one of many special visitor programs.  They had a great time, but temperatures were in the 90s F and a heat index above 100 degrees F, so there were some pretty wilted apprentices (and parents.)

At Busch Gardens, all of us except our too-young son had a chance to check out the new floorless dive coaster Griffon; plunging 205 feet, 90 degrees straight down, at up to 70 miles an hour. 

Just at the beginning of the ride. 

Yes, of course we loved it!

We will roll out and hit it hard again early tomorrow with the Jamestown Settlement, the first permanent English settlement in America and better known as home to Pocahontas and John Smith.

I hope to have a little break in the action tomorrow afternoon and write up some more posts for you.

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