Flashback Friday - Williamsburg and Busch Gardens in Virginia

In 1988, Margaret and I took a Starr Tours bus tour to Williamsburg and Busch Gardens in Virginia. Those were the days we were testing the waters before we went out on our own. And traveling by bus has some advantages and disadvantages.

It's great not to worry about driving and not missing any of the top tourist attractions. You can have a lot of fun with a busload of people. On the other hand, you're always on a schedule and have to rush through things you would like to linger on. Whichever way you travel, Virginia is a fun place to visit!

Williamsburg was a huge part of the American Revolution:

  • Named after King William III of England

  • Capital of the Virginia Colony from 1699 to 1780

  • Cultural, social, and political center during colonial times

  • College of William and Mary - second oldest college in the US

  • One point of historical triangle - including Jamestown and Yorktown

Brief Williamsburg History - https://www.williamsburgva.gov/Index.aspx?page=124

There is a Busch Theme Park in Williamsburg, Virginia and one in Tampa, Florida.

Busch Gardens features rides for everyone from roller coasters to splashing through Pompeii's ruins to a train ride through the park. There are plenty of shows featuring animals, dancers, and more.

And Busch Gardens features charming European countries including Germany, Italy, Scotland, France, England, and Canada (New France).

Here we are stomping grapes in the Italy Pavilion at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia in 1988.

Here you will also find the famous Budweiser Clydesdale Horses of the Super Bowl Commercial fame!

Here's Margaret with one of the famous Clydesdale horses!


Top 10 Clydesdale Facts - http://www.mypetarticles.com/top-10-clydesdale-horses-facts/

Colonial Williamsburg:

Official Site of Colonial Williamsburg - http://www.history.org/
Wonderful site which covers its history, education, visiting, research, museums, a virtual tour of Williamsburg and much more!

Colonial Williamsburg - https://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/

Visit Williamsburg - http://www.visitwilliamsburg.com/

A Day at Colonial Williamsburg - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZhjzb5NYZM

Busch Gardens:

Busch Gardens Theme Park Official Site - https://buschgardens.com/

Busch Gardens Theme Park - https://www.facebook.com/BuschGardens

Busch Gardens Walkthru Part 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z64yK1jm9XQ

Busch Gardens Walkthru Part 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPTaNf4y34k

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