On Saturday, June 1, 2013, as a part of the Run For The Dream Half Marathon, we got a free ticket to tour Colonial Williamsburg. Once we had lunch, we headed to the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center to get my wife a ticket. I got a free ticket, but we had to get one for my wife. We went up to the counter and asked for one tour ticket. We asked could we charge the ticket to the room, approximately $40, and he said, “Wait, your staying at the Woodlands?” We said yes, and he advised that we get free tickets for the tour. This was awesome news, as he saved us $40! A great perk for staying on property! Once we had our tickets, they gave us badges to clip our ticket to our shirt, so it could be easily seen on property.
We exited out the back of the Visitor Center and it was like we immediately went back into the 18th Century. We first came upon an outpost which had neat fencing, various houses, and gardens.
Once done at the outpost, we got back on the trail and walked about 3/4 mile until we arrived at the heart of Colonial Williamsburg.
Once in the town, we went to the Governor’s Palace. We toured both the outside and inside.
I realized we took far too many pictures for one post, so I am going to break this up into several segments. I hope you enjoyed this post, and will look forward to more of Colonial Williamsburg tomorrow.
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Half Marathon #07
This weekend, June 1-2, 2013, I traveled to Colonial Williamsburg, VA to run the Run for the Dream Half Marathon. This race was recommended by several of my fellow runners to complete another state toward my 50 By 50 Challenge. We arrived in Williamsburg around 11 AM on Saturday morning.
We booked to stay at the Williamsburg Woodland Resort, which is where the race expo was held (I will review the hotel and the restaurants we ate later this week). The race expo was small, but well organized. Since there wasn’t anything I was looking for at the expo, we just went in got my paperwork, bib, and race instructions, then headed out to do some sightseeing.
As a part of the race package I got a free ticket to tour Colonial Williamsburg, so that is what we decided to do. After we got settled in our room, we decided to get something to eat. We ate at a restaurant on property called Huzzahi. It was really good, and I will review it later this week. After lunch, we went to the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor’s Center to get my wife a ticket for the Colonial Williamsburg tour. Upon talking with the ticket person, we found out we could get her a free ticket, because we were staying on property. This was a great budget savings, as the tickets were around $40. Since this is a race recap, I will give a review of the tour in a separate post later this week. For dinner Saturday, we went with an old reliable, Cracker Barrel. I have done this the last few half marathons, so I wanted to keep with the tradition, since it has not bothered me in the past. After dinner, we rode around town to find the starting line and where we would park on Sunday morning.
My next half marathon is in two weeks. It is the Run for the Dream Half Marathon in Colonial Williamsburg VA. Today they unveiled the finisher medal for the race. It looks really nice and classy for the event and location. I will be proud to wear this medal!