I arrived in Williamsburg yesterday afternoon----the Quiltmaker event is at the Hospitality House hotel & convention center – and WOW---what a place!
Of course the whole place has a very colonial feel to it ---everyone was so nice helping me check in, telling me where in the underground garage I can park ---and the valet took my bags right up to my room!
He was gone by the time I parked the car, found the elevator and navigated my way up to the 4th floor where I am staying…
I opened the door and was blown away!
This is the view from the door….
The view from the desk area……do you know what I’m thinking???
There is OODLES of space for my 301 and table!
I unpacked some, leaving the rest for later – and throwing on my socks and running shoes – off I took to explore the sidewalk. I found myself just a couple blocks up the road where the main area of historical Williamsburg is found.
Me and my buddy, Thomas Jefferson getting it cozy on the bench! LOL!
Dang, it was hot hot hot and humid….by the time I was done walking, my hair was soaked as if I had just stepped out of a shower. The gals from Quiltmaker arriving from Utah and Colorado are in for a quick education in just what South Eastern Humidity is all about!
It was later in the afternoon, and too late to buy a pass for the day to see all of the historic sites, so I just walked the area past old houses and businesses and churches and saw what I could as a “preview”. Tomorrow morning I can go do MORE!
young docents dress in period costume and talk to children about colonial life.
It’s fun to carry on a conversation with those dressed in costume--- they talk in the “English” of the 1700s!
“Good day to you, madam, and you as well, kind sir!”
Carriage rides were sold out for the day, but I sure loved watching them clip clop by!
And my favorite sight of the day? A penny whistler!
It’s going to be an exciting time in Williamsburg – quilters should start arriving today for the meet & greet, classes begin on Thursday and go through Saturday – SUNDAY? This girl is on her way HOME!