|Williamsburg. Make everyone get up early today. It’s supposed to be HOT and want to get an early start visiting Colonial Williamsburg. Get our tickets and decide to walk over as they are beginning their re-enactment of the Civil War. This is a two hour adventure where you are part of the town. After it is completed the boys head out to check out things on their own. The girls decide to learn how to load a cannon and clean it. They are supposed to do it in 20 seconds. It’s closer to 3 minutes, but hey, they’re privates, right? Then the boys show up and lend their hand to try it out. Not much better. They tour the tents where 5 men slept. They agree that it’s barely enough for one or maybe 2… We tour the old capitol where 13 of Blackbeard’s men were tried. We check out the silversmith, the blacksmith and all the other different craftsmen along the way. We stop for a ginger cookie and some soda and water. William loses his phone. Some nice man finds it and calls us with it. Everyone is getting very hot and tired. The heat index is at 121 degrees for the day. But we are not leaving without seeing the governor’s mansion. So we stop and tour. And it is really cool. We see where the children lived with their governess, the entry with 584 weapons (hey, it was like an armory!), the kitchen and the governor’s wife’s dressing room and then we are allowed to visit the grounds. Neat, but I can tell the kids are tired so we head back to camp.