Friday, August 14, 2009

We Have a Winner!

Thanks to the few of you who played along yesterday. I had so much fun reading your hilarious comments! My favorite was Carolyn's who thought we were going to an Amish village. Really? My family at an Amish village? That made me laugh out loud.

Anyway, congratulations to Tammy who used Google and her knowledge of my family to figure out where we're going next week. Tammy guessed The College of William and Mary, which is one place we're going and the answer to clue number 3. The other two clues should have pointed you to the other two places we're going.

So, here are the answers to my clues. . . .

Clue #1 - No gum chewing allowed. This should have pointed you to the cleanest public transportation system in the country--Washington D.C. Metro. I've ridden the Metro before, and I have to say, it's pretty nice compared to, say, the London Tube. There's even carpet on the floor of the trains! They couldn't keep it that nice unless they enforced strict rules of no eating, no drinking, and no gum chewing.

Clue #2 - Three on your head. This should have made you think of a tri-cornered hat which is the ever-popular fashion statement in Colonial Williamsburg, VA. We'll be going back in time to before our country was founded to see how they lived back then. None of us have ever been to Williamsburg before, but I've been assured by many friends that we will enjoy our day there. We're a little skeptical, so I'll let you know.

Clue #3 - 1693. This is the year that the College of William and Mary was founded. Yes, we were still under the rule of England at that time, so this place is OLD. In fact, it's the second oldest college in the country. Tammy used her great powers of observation to note that we have a child who is looking at colleges right now and W&M is near the top of her list.

This entire trip came out of a little power struggle between B and myself. (Who us? Really?) We both wanted to take Kate out to visit William and Mary, and neither of us would give in. Late last spring it kind of went down like this:

"I want to take her."

"No, I want to take her."

"No, I want to take her!"

"Why don't we all just go?"

And so, yet another great road trip was borne. Have I mentioned that our family loves road trips? I'll definitely have a Travel Tuesday post for you in a couple of weeks that should be lots of fun. With pictures, even! (I've been a little short on pictures around here lately.)

Next week I'll be featuring a few of my favorite posts from the past year. If you're new to my blog, you might enjoy a further peek into our wild life.

And Tammy, I may just bring back something fun for your little sweetie. Congratulations!


  1. Have a great time!

    When I read, "no chewing gum allowed," I assumed it was a school. :)

    It was easy to see that W&M was founded in 1693.

    Then I found some random quarterly historical paper from William and Mary about a silver bowl bearing a shield of the three heads of about random.

    I didn't read until later that you were going to two places.

    Have a blast!!!

  2. Oh, I am laughing! Can't wait to tell hubby he was wrong... he was so convinced -- "There is a village in Indiana or Iowa!" Ha! :-)

    Virginia, though -- oh, how we love it from our 5 years living in Charlottesville and at UVa. Loved our many visits to Williamsburg. I hope the college hunting trip goes well and you all have a great time!

    I'm going to call Bryan right now, and then remember all I love about VA and plan how we can get back there sometime! Have a great day! :-)

  3. I had figured it out, too -- I googled "1693" and saw that W & M was founded that year. :)

    Have a wonderful trip!!

  4. You are going to have a great time! And I completely agree about the Metro; it's the BEST!

  5. Thinking of you having a blast with your family right now. I haven't been to colonial Williamsburg since I was a kid. Prayers for a wonderful week.