Down to Williamsburg

We headed to Williamsburg, Virginia today. I’d been there once before back in 2003, but never had a chance to visit any of the historical sites which is what we planned to do this weekend. We planned to take our time and we didn’t even leave until close to 1 PM. Before that, Kelly and I watched the Star Wars episode of Family Guy. She hadn’t seen it and I think she thought it was just as funny as I did.

When we finally got underway, I realized that I’d left my iPod at work, and since that’s what we use to plug into the car radio to listen to music, our first stop was my office. I ran in, grabbed the iPod and we continued our drive down to Williamsburg. The total distance is over 200 miles and we made good time. It really helps to have the GPS for drives like these, where you don’t know where you are going, because you don’t have to worry. The GPS directs you. We arrived at the hotel sometime around 4 PM, had a short wait because our room wasn’t quite ready yet. Once we were all checked in, our first order of business was to find someplace to get a quick bite to eat to tide us over to dinner. We checked the GPS for nearby food, found a Subway, and headed over there. We had 6 inch subs which were perfect.

On the drive down, Kelly was in charge of the music. At one point, she put on a clip from Bill Cosby Himself, the one about “Chocolate Cake”. She’d never heard it before and thought it was funny. In an odd coincidence, after we got back from Subway, we put on the TV and HBO was showing Bill Cosby Himself so we got to watch most of it. In fact, we headed to the fitness center to workout and Kelly put it on the TV there. I discovered that it’s hard to workout and laugh at the same time. Since I missed my arms and shoulders workout yesterday, I made it up today. (I kept a record of how much I lifted but don’t have it sitting nearby so I’ll report it next time.) While working out, I managed to break the armband holder for my iPod.

Somewhere around 8 PM, we headed out for dinner. We didn’t even have to drive. There was a seafood place just down the street and that’s where we went for dinner. Naturally, we both had seafood. In fact, I ordered twin Maine lobster tails, which were pretty darn good. I hadn’t had lobster since the cruise in July, and the lobster on the ship was not done in the way that I like it. This made up for that.

Tomorrow, we spend the day in Colonial Williamsburg.