1. I found that Richmond has a great website for moms called (of course!) RichmondMom.com
Founded by Kate Hall, it is an amazing look at motherhood and our magnificent city. Kate even has a new book called Richmond Rocks, a guide to the amazing (historic) sights and sounds of the River City. Check it out....and check out what's available in your city.....I bet there are a lot of creative moms out there!
2. I found that having teenagers that are old enough to be dropped off at Busch Gardens is a great thing. Bless their hearts, they were so worried that I was going to be "lonely" on my own all day....but I had a marvelous time! Found all kinds of great things and lots of sales as well....so I came home a happy (if poorer) mom. One of my favorite purchases was this fun Kate Spade tote...
If you look closely at the price tag (click on picture to enlarge), you can see that the bag was on sale to begin with. Retail: $295. Outlet Price: $255. Outlet Sale Price: $179. Sign On Store Shelf: "Take off an additional 30%"....Final price: $125.30 ! What a deal........but.....
3. I also found out that I had been missing something really great at the Outlet Center! After years of shopping there, I had my route down pat, no need to stop for anything, never eating at the Food Court because we would always do that at Colonial Williamsburg. Last Wednesday was so hot that I had to stop into the Food Court for a cold drink, and when I did, there was a sign that said, "If you are a AAA member, stop by the Service Desk for a VIP discount pass." WHAT???? I got my drink and headed over....and this is what I received:
Prime Outlet Center. Just like her mama!!)
5. Finally, I found that I love Colonial Williamsburg every bit as much (if not more) than I did when I first visited in 5th grade (40 years ago....Yikes!)
The Thomas Everard House circa 1970 and 2010
My brother and I, Spring 1970.
He may not have enjoyed the gardens that Miss Betty wanted us to see....
...but he loved seeing his big sister in the stocks!
and we both thought the maze behind the Governor's Palace was amazing.
(I still do!)
Have you ever been to Colonial Williamsburg? It's a true find!! Click on this amazing video and see for yourself!
Have a GREAT weekend!
"The Classic Preppy"