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long weekend in the burg

I was planning to have a recipe for you, but USAirways didn’t want that to happen and managed to botch every possible way for me to get home to Colorado. All I have on my laptop are a bunch of photos from my extra long weekend in Williamsburg, Virginia. Jeremy joined us for the actual weekend between meetings and talks in Charlottesville (Virginia). So enjoy the photos and I’ll talk about great places to dine around here in the next post if I ever get home!


visited with a dear childhood friend and her adorable little girl

the view from my parents’ deck

flowering dogwood (virginia state flower)

my old neighborhood is like a park (jeremy running the path)

while running, i bumped into a childhood friend who was also visiting from out of town

a little freshwater fishing with dad

showing my folks how to take a selfie without a selfie stick in colonial williamsburg



playing with my buddy beauregard (african grey parrot)

driving the beautiful colonial parkway

at the marina

sailing the york river

me and my dad

a gorgeous sunny day

pink dogwood – my favorite


13 nibbles at “long weekend in the burg”

  1. Kate says:

    I love the ‘Burg so much. How I miss Cheese Shop sandwiches and Aromas coffee.

    ~W&M alum

  2. Pey-Lih says:

    These are great pictures! Thank you for sharing, and I hope you make it home safely! It’s nice to have a change of scenery, me thinks.

  3. TrishG says:

    Thanks for the beautiful photos, Jenn! I’d forgotten just how beautiful an East Coast spring can be. Safe travels home!

  4. irenalana says:

    Beautiful pictures!

  5. Joyce says:

    I am addicted to your photos! I love seeing your take on my very favorite vacation place….Williamsburg, Va and we used to always go at Christmas, driving down from Columbia, Md. It was our favorite holiday habit and what fun we had and sights to see and always our habit of eating at the Williamsburg Inn! And Busch Gardens for our kids in summer. Makes me so homesick now that we have lived for 8 years in Western, NY. Would love to see you do photos of the Eastern Shore of Md. Then next, your take on Upstate NY……. I have my wish list for you! lol Thanks for sharing!

  6. Carrie says:

    Beautiful pictures of the place I’ve called home for the past 13 years. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Lynn says:

    Once I moved to the Bay Area from back east, I thought pshaw East Coast. But those pictures truly show its beauty! As someone above said – it’s a welcome change of scenery.

    p.s. Your captcha just caught me 5+ times. Any way to lessen its severity? ;)

  8. Kristin says:

    They’re lovely pictures of a beautiful place I love to visit. But I hope you get home soon!

  9. jill says:

    I hope by now that you are home safely! Everything looks so lush and green…lovely! Was your dad the captain of your sail, or did you trade off the position? Welcome home, I hope. xo, j

  10. Holly says:

    Lovely photos my friend, making me homesick. Also, your folks have not aged a day in 30 years!

  11. Jessica says:

    Pink Dogwoods are my favorite!

  12. Tina degenhardt says:

    Great photo’s of Williamsburg. Glad the weather was not hot and humid. The dogwood pic is my favorite.Pink of course. Awaiting all the foodie stories.My 2 best places in VA are York River and driving Colonial PKWY. These areas remind me of our home in New England.Living in Richmond,Va now.

  13. jenyu says:

    Kate – I was so sick of Williamsburg by the time I left for college, but now that I’ve been away for so long, it’s nice to visit! :)

    Pey-Lih – yes, sometimes it is! Although I’m sad to have missed a snowstorm back home.

    TrishG – it’s very pretty, indeed. Thanks.

    irenalana – thank you!

    Joyce – awww, it’s still not too far from western NY for a visit! xo

    Carrie – you’re very welcome!

    Lynn – ugh, I’m sorry about the captcha. It USED to have a setting where you could adjust the severity, but that seems to have disappeared with the latest versions. All I can suggest is if it looks too difficult, hit that little reload symbol next to the captcha code to get a different one. Keep clicking that symbol until you get one that you can actually read. That way, at least, you don’t have to retype your comment over and over again. Sorry. I’ll try to update to a friendlier version when I (somehow) find the time to update the site. Thanks for being so patient. xo

    Kristin – thanks!

    jill – ah, Dad was captain. I think it makes him happy :)

    Holly – I know, right?!?! Miss you heaps, lady. xoxo

    Jessica – you’ve got good taste!

    Tina – the restaurants will be up next week :)

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