Saturday, November 21, 2009

The day started out with a workout in the resort fitness center. A very nice facility! I chose a recumbent bike, Katy used an elliptical trainer, and Bruce worked on some of the resistance equipment. Later we had a wonderful time exploring the area! 
We drove to Colonial Williamsburg and walked around their Farmer's Market and enjoyed the drive past the college of William and Mary (talk about a beautiful campus!), hung out in their campus bookstore (which is also a Barnes & Nobels! cool!)

While in Colonial Williamsburg, we toured the old Governor's Mansion, a cart-maker's shop, the home of a pioneer entrepreneur, and stayed to watch most of the evening's re-enactment of pre-civil war unrest experienced by folks in this area. 

Once the sun went down it got too cold for us...we headed back to the resort and the hot tub.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Arrived in Williamsburg early afternoon today and checked in at the Wyndham Kingsgate Resort.

Very nice place! Grabbed a quick picture of Bruce on his way to the get some of our gear out of the vehicle. The weather was just gorgeous ... beautiful blue skies and trees still dressed in their rich fall colors! Lovely.

Our room was nice. It had a small kitchenette and dining table, a sofa bed for Katy, and a master suite for us.
After some exploring we found an amazing video gaming complex on-site ... the ultimate in video games with over 30 state-of-the-art video games and movies ... this would make a great place for future Destination Thanksgivings (once the grandchildren are 8-19 yrs old!).

Over the past couple days, my broken foot started having issues with the running shoes I brought along, so off we went to find a shoe store. Just down the road was a collection of outlet stores (of course we all know they are just a gimmick right?). I found shoes at the Puma store, a warm winter vest at Eddie Bauer, and some perfume at another store. Bruce looked for golf clubs but they didn't have anything he wanted. Katy found some adorable summer sundresses.
Before calling an end to the day we enjoyed their outdoor hot tub ... very nice!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

We made great progress yesterday! Katy drove until St. Louis. Then Bruce took over and drove for hour, eventually deciding to pull off the road and "catch a quick nap" (that's PC talk for sleep in the Tahoe!). We had our pillows and blankets along (and our camping gear ... just didn't have a campground LOL) so we were quite comfy.
In the morning, we found a McDonald's (I know...that isn't a very healty place for breakfast...oh well ... it's a holiday ...) and got back on the road.
Check out the beautiful scene we found as we got on the road:
We drove through to Lexington, VA. Found a hotel and headed out to Ruby Tuesdays for some dinner before getting a good nights sleep.
Tomorrow we will arrive in Williamsburg, VA ... the destination for the first part of our Thanksgiving vacation! We'll be there for three days.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I'm spending the day in Ames while Bruce is in meetings. When he is done we'll be heading down to Kansas City to pick up Katy and begin our trek for the first Jacobson Family Destination Thanksgiving!
While waiting for Bruce I'm off to Sam's Club to have the tire checked on the Tahoe ... the front passenger side keeps losing air. Pesky! Then I'm going to work on getting some digi-scrap pages posted ... my assignments for the first half of November. Hoping my "usual" wifi spots in Ames are working okay today!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Today I decided to do a "Spring Cleaning" on my cleaning-closet ... yep ... I know ... it's ANYTHING BUT spring right now ... does it count that the weather is unseasonably warm for Iowa ... in November?

I took EVERYTHING out of the cabinet, sorted, discarded, donated, and then put things back into the cabinet. Here's how it looked once the work was all done. (Sure wishing I'd taken some "before" shots! It was beginning to be reminiscent of Fiber McGee's closet (so, for you young folks that was an old-time radio show...if Fiber McGee opened the closet door EVERYTHING would come tumbling out!)
That's the top half...and here's the bottom half (I have a "thing" about running out of rags for have a big ol' bucket full of them!)Ahhhh...that's one more cupboard that's gotten a thorough cleaning! Feels good!