How could you be in the Norfolk area and not have breakfast in Williamsburg? It was founded in 1632 as Middle Plantation, a fortified settlement between the James and York Rivers. We expected to find lots of historical 'stuff' to photograph. So, we took the ferry and drove into Williamsburg. Wow! This place is now so commercial that it reminded me of a Disneyland-ish theme park. In fact, the basis of Williamsburg's economy is tourism and it is Virginia's largest tourist attraction. But, unless you want to spend a lot of money for a tour, get on a big bus, and go spend the day with tourists . . . well not what we had in mind. We decided to follow the advice to just walk around main street and have breakfast at one of the local restaurants. Even then, the boutique shops, while lovely, are not historic but rather an upscale version of Sedona.
When we come back to visit my brother Ken we are going to spend more time in Williamsburg. We may even pay for a full day ticket and join the tourists!! Well, maybe.