Samuel's parent's came for a visit to celebrate his birthday. Whenever our daughter comes for a visit we like to go to places that she and her husband enjoy. All of us enjoy Colonial Williamsburg so we decided one of the days they were here we would drive down to one of our favorites.
After having a wonderful lunch at the Old Chickahominy House we decided to take a stroll down the Duke of Gloucester Street. This was the first long walk I have taken since having a flare up of arthritis in my knee. I mentioned to Noel, Peter, and Samuel to just go ahead as fast as they want and Grayden and I took our time enjoying the gardens.
As many times as I have visited Colonial Williamsburg, I have never encountered a pig on the Duke of Gloucester Street!
His owner was letting him eat the grass. He seemed perfectly happy with visitors petting him.
We passed Bruton Parish Church on our way down the street to view a favorite garden.
It was a warm, but beautiful afternoon. There were many tourists enjoying themselves.
Passing by this boxwood garden reminds me of how lovely and formal this garden looks.
At this garden you can buy plants and flowers and books and all the items you need for your colonial garden.
All the bee skeps in this garden look lovely as well as help the bees have a home to pollinate the flowers and nearby vegetables.
It was tempting that day to want to take a carriage ride.
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Walking along we found a nice shady spot to wait for our family to return and join us.
Soon they too wanted to take a break in the shade.
Samuel and Peter hold themselves the same and I always get a kick out of seeing that!
On Monday we celebrated Samuel's birthday with dinner out and cake and ice cream. Then his parents had to fly back home.
Peter decorated his cake. Do you know the symbol on his cake and his t-shirt?