Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Williamsburg, Virginia.

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Jacob and I went to Williamsburg on Sunday. And at first we were a little iffy about it because we didn't understand what it was all about and thought it was like a theme park. But after doing some exploring we realized that it is actually really cool.

First we went and grabbed some burgers and fries at Retro's and a delicious hot fudge sundae. MMM! It was so yummy! 

Then we wondered into a cute little vintage bookstore called "Mermaid Books". I loved it! There were mermaid figurines everywhere, the mermaid painted on the door was my favorite. I also found the original Little Mermaid story, which is a coloring book with the story in it. I've been searching for an actual book of it but the coloring book will do for now! (I can't wait to color it!). So I finally got to read the original by Hans Christian Anderson, and I have to say that I like it more than the Disney version. In the original she still is in love with the Prince, but she is more concerned with gaining an everlasting soul (because mermaids don't have souls), so that she can go to Heaven. Everyone should Google the original and read the story, it's wonderful.

Then we walked around the town and played around in some stores (it was absolutely freezing on Sunday, we were miserable!), and found the cutest little magnets with our initials! Then we walked around the Historic part of Williamsburg and loved it. There are people all dressed up and acting like they are from the old days. It's so much fun! We have decided to go back once it warms up so that we can enjoy it even more!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Richmond, Virginia.

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I'm wearing- Top: J Crew, Pants: Abercrombie and Fitch, Earrings: Forever 21
Jacob's Wearing- Sweater: J Crew, Shirt: J Crew, Pants: Abercrombie and Fitch

Jacob and I headed to the capital of Virginia on Saturday. We loved Richmond, so much to do and see! Definitely going to be going back when it gets warmer so we can see the city in full bloom. (Beautiful trees everywhere, just all of them are still dead).

When we got there we hit up the Goodwill, and found an amazing pale yellow skillet and a flower plate that look a lot like one my granny gave me only bigger. (I love having all sorts of different vintage dinner plates to eat off of). Then we headed to Anthropologie (I just had to go!) where we bought some amazing floral pants for $20, and The New York Times 36 Hours USA & Canada Southeast book, which includes all the go to places in Virginia, and all the rest of the East Coast. My mom bought me the Southwest and Rocky Mountains one for Christmas, and I absolutely loved it. So I wanted to get the one for the Southeast since we are over here exploring! It was such a great buy too! 

After that we headed over to the State Capital building. It was gorgeous. I've never seen a building so blindingly white! While in there we saw statues of "Brothers" (the statue of the 2 men hugging)it was my favorite. In the description it talked about how brothers would actually have to fight each other in the Civil War, isn't that just heart-breaking?

Then we saw statues of Thomas Jefferson and George Washington....and head sculptures of many other Presidents. After that we took a drive down Monument Drive, where the road has tons of statues down the median and gorgeous houses along the sides. I want to go back when it's warmer because I just know when the trees are blooming it will be extremely beautiful! We got out and looked at some of the Monuments and came across N Allen Street (best street ever of course!).

After that we headed to our new friend's apartment, and on our way there saw the light house on the side of a building so of course I needed a picture next to it! Our friends took us out to a pub/burger joint that was located in The Fan (The Fan is the location of all the coolest things to do in Richmond). It was super delicious and a very cool place to hang out and chill. I really wouldn't mind going back! We had a great time! (Wish I could remember the name of the place, oh well!).

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Yorktown, Virginia.

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I'm Wearing- Coat: American Eagle, Dress: Forever 21, Necklace: Max and Chloe
Jacob's Wearing- Coat: Target, Shirt: Abercrombie and Fitch, Pants: H&M

We decided to go back to Yorktown the day after Jamestown because we just didn't get to explore enough. And I'm so glad we did! Learning about the battle of Yorktown while growing up and then getting to actually see where these events took place, actual cannons from the war, swords, houses, and trenches (dug by the soldiers that fought), is just amazing. 

After taking millions of pictures with the cannons and the fields where the battles took place, we went and played around in the trenches, Jacob juggled snow, and we found my favorite cannon named "Fox" (cause duh, I love foxes). While driving around looking at some battle fields we spotted 3 swans! It was so neat because we've never seen swans in real life before, they are so beautiful!

Then we went into the little beach town part of Yorktown, and I fell in love. It's so cute! The white house pictured above is the house I picked our for Jacob and I to live in when we move there....(a girl can dream right?). And Jacob and I actually got confused for locals! So I think it's safe to say that we would fit in just fine!