We were taken back to the time of
tri-cornered hats and very long, skinny states (colonies?),
and hoop and stick.
It was fascinating, entertaining, and educational.
If we go back again (which we'd like), we wouldn't
pay for tickets. You need them to visit certain buildings,
but there were plenty of things to see and do
without paying admission.
Our favorite parts:
Caroline: Listening to the drums and fifes
Whitney: Visiting the candy shop afterward.
Who knew Jelly Belly had been around so long?
Brandon: Watching a play at one of North America's
first play booths.
Me: Dinner at the Powells
We got invited to "dinner" with an upper middling family.
The food was real, but we didn't actually eat.
We learned about classes: gentry, middling, and lower.
Gentry were those who earned a living without working with their hands.
Also learned that instead of passing the food around the table,
each person was in charge of serving one type of food and they
passed the plates around the table.
The kids can't wait to try it at home.
Andrew: Listening to the reading of the
Declaration of Independence
from the Capitol building.
It was inspiring.
A few other things:
I read some lady's blog who recommended buying the souvenir cup.
Best ten bucks we spent.
Free refills at several spots around town.
We drank and drank and drank.
And found most of the restrooms, too.
The decorations at the Governor's Palace are cool...
Guns and swords everywhere.
Had fun jumping rope,
and just spending quality time with our family.