Tuesday September 02nd 2008, 9:05 PM
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Didja Miss Me?

 

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Hello! Long time, no blog!

Vacation was — in the words of Tony the Tiger — GGRREAT!!

 We left on Thursday and before we could even hit Washington,D.C., we caught the tail end of “Fay”. She pelted us with rain so strong that we could barely see. Luckily we made it through the Capitol Beltway without a hitch. If any of you have driven there, you know that this is quite an accomplishment! (If you scroll to the bottom of the link, you will see a partial listing of the exits…yes, partial!)

We arrived in Williamsburg in time to unpack, set a spell and find a place for dinner. With full bellies, we looked into something to pass the evening. (It sure as hell wasn’t going to be an in-room movie rental! They wanted fucking $12!!!) Instead we found the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum. Can I just say… This was almost the coolest place I’ve ever seen!!  I saw shrunken heads, the tallest and the fattest men, ritual torture depictions, the Capitol Building made of matchsticks and so much more. I could have stayed there all night, but I needed my sleep. We were going to walk the next day.

We awoke pretty early but apparently Son1 and his gal, Shenanigans, stayed awake into the wee hours doing ‘God-knows-what’. We waited for quite some time before they got up and ready for breakfast. All the news reports were calling for rain and we hoped to fit things in before it started. After breakfast we started our day in Colonial Williamsburg.

Now, I feel the need to say, this wasn’t exactly something I was expecting to enjoy. Looking at old houses in the heat of the southern sun was not appealing. I wondered if I could look at these people all dressed up in costumes and not laugh.

BUT……Much to my surprise, I enjoyed every bit of it. I think that seeing these things in the heat made me much more appreciative of what our forefathers did to build our country. A few shops had air conditioning and that was incredibly welcome. I especially enjoyed the tours. These tour guides were so knowledgable and had a way of re-telling all the information that we learned in grade school and making it more understandable.

We were lucky enough not to get any rain.

We went for a dip in the hotel pool, rested a bit and went out for dinner around 9pm. Talk about late! We returned to the hotel room, where Metalmom donned a blindfold and promptly went to sleep.

I dreamed of the things I would do at Busch Gardens the following day.

To Be Continued…….**And before you start begging, the photos will follow later….




24 Comments »

  1. Trukindog said:

    on September 2, 2008 at 9:16 PM

    Can hardly wait to hear more about your trip and see the pics. but for now I’m just wondering why Photobucket keeps deleting your little pics.?

    Trukindogs last blog post..THE NATURAL LAWS

  2. Avitable said:

    on September 2, 2008 at 9:19 PM

    Wait. You were gone?

  3. Metalmom said:

    on September 2, 2008 at 9:33 PM

    Trukindog-There are NO LITTLE PICTURES. I don’t know why those notices are there!

  4. Metalmom said:

    on September 2, 2008 at 9:34 PM

    Avitable-You may be a hot blogger but you’re still a smart ass! >:p

  5. Avitable said:

    on September 2, 2008 at 9:46 PM

    This is true.

  6. Mik said:

    on September 3, 2008 at 12:48 AM

    Who are you and what are you doing in our playroom?

    Miks last blog post..A question for the ladies

  7. Mik said:

    on September 3, 2008 at 12:52 AM

    The little pictures are called pm-hand-div2.jpg something from your layout maybe.

    Miks last blog post..A question for the ladies

  8. Froggywoogie said:

    on September 3, 2008 at 1:16 AM

    I’m jealous I didn’t see the shrunken heads.

    Froggywoogies last blog post..Frog exam

  9. Metalmom said:

    on September 3, 2008 at 6:49 AM

    Avitable- :) Congratulations, by the way!

  10. Metalmom said:

    on September 3, 2008 at 6:53 AM

    Mik- OY!!! YOUR playroom?? Bugger off! [-x I have no idea what “pm-hand-div2.jpg” means. Will my head explode if I try to understand that?

  11. Metalmom said:

    on September 3, 2008 at 6:55 AM

    Froggywoogie-EWW! It was little and shrivelled and had long hair and blackened skin and it looked as if it probably smelled bad! :-&

  12. Robin said:

    on September 3, 2008 at 8:39 AM

    It was oddly quiet around here without you around.

  13. Finn said:

    on September 3, 2008 at 9:02 AM

    Welcome back!

    I love Colonial Williamsburg! And the whole area in general. Beautiful.

    Can’t wait for the pictures.

    Finns last blog post..Reader’s Choice: Bad Moon

  14. Slick said:

    on September 3, 2008 at 1:14 PM

    A dip in the pool huh? Skinny dipped, right???

    I want the damn pictures

    Slicks last blog post..Women’s Role Models….

  15. Shelli said:

    on September 3, 2008 at 2:08 PM

    Yes, I DID miss you. Were it not for the poking and ticketing on Facebook, I don’t know what I would have done.

    Shellis last blog post..Two Down, One to Go

  16. whall said:

    on September 3, 2008 at 2:21 PM

    Heya – Wayne here… I fixed Metalmomma’s photobucket thingy. Her theme was referencing some picture and nobody knew it! I removed it and now all is well.

    Glad it was easy this time! :)

    whalls last blog post..YES we can!

  17. Metalmom said:

    on September 3, 2008 at 3:25 PM

    Robin-Heeeey! Are you trying to tell me that I am that much of a ruckus maker? :-t

  18. Metalmom said:

    on September 3, 2008 at 3:26 PM

    Finn-Soon,dear,soon. Patience is a virtue!

  19. Metalmom said:

    on September 3, 2008 at 3:28 PM

    Slick-What’s your rush? I send you the pictures all the time! I mean….pictures of… cats…yeah! that’s it! Cats!

  20. Metalmom said:

    on September 3, 2008 at 3:30 PM

    Shelli-I saw those tickets. What kind of friend doesn’t give a girl a break whilst she is on vacation?? (Did you see how I used a cool word like “whilst”?) :)

  21. Metalmom said:

    on September 3, 2008 at 3:33 PM

    whall- :-t DUDE! Did you just directly address my minions?? I’ll let it slide only because you fixed my ‘issue’. Tanks. :*

  22. Teri said:

    on September 3, 2008 at 6:59 PM

    Not after that wapping ticket you gave me on facebook. Bitch!l-)

    Teris last blog post..Mid life crisis, anyone?

  23. Metalmom said:

    on September 3, 2008 at 7:09 PM

    Teri-See? That’s why I am a “Parking Virtuoso” and you, my friend, are a “Parking Disaster”! :))

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