First thing we do today is take a three hour tour of Colonial Williamsburg. Our tour guide, Cris Brown, took us to a lot of the historical buildings. I learned that most buildings are recreated buildings. One of the first places he takes us to is where they make bricks. We got to go in and step in and around the clay. I did it and when I was done clay was all over my legs. We did it just like the people did back durning the Revolutionary War. So that means we had to wash our legs in buckets of water with no towels. But that's not the problem. Once I washed of all the clay I had to walk to my shoes in my bare feet on dirt ground. So by the time I got back to my shoes my feet were dirty again. After that he took us to places like wig shops, tailors, blacksmith shops, gun makers, and others. The people running the shops were dressed in that time period clothing and made those things just like they had to durning the war. It was very interesting to see. He took us through the governor's home and talked about the history of it. It was a nice house, but the governor who lived there was from Scotland and back there he had a much bigger home. He also took us through the jail. The conditions they had to go through were terrible. After the tour it was about lunch time. We ate at a diner, which was good. After lunch we did some shopping. Next comes the part of the trip I have been looking forward to. It was Busch Gardens! I rode every single roller coaster. Most were types I had never ridden before. Like the loops, well I have ridden them before but in complete darkness so I couldn't tell if I was going on them or not. But on this I could tell and it was amazing. I rode the Griffon which has a straight drop down and right before you drop it hangs you over the edge. It was amazing! I rode the Alpengeist which has a bunch of cork screws and your feet dangle which is something I encountered for the first time also. I've never ridden a coaster where your feet dangle free! Then the newest and scariest ride at the park and the scaries ride I've ever ridden was Tempesto! It's like forty-five seconds but it is the scariest 45 seconds of my life. The Tempesto is a big loop and you go from zero mph to like sixty mph in seconds. First you go up the loop like half way. It then stops for a second and then falls back down then goes back up the other side. Then it goes all the way around the loop but at the top there is a cork screw when going in that coaster slows down a little so it feels like you are suspended upside down. It was terrible, yet awesome! Today, at Colonial Williamsburg I encountered many people dressed in costumes. Also many different methods of how thing got done or made back in the 1700's. We talked to the actors of the shops asked them questions about it what it was like to live back then. We also talked to locals about what it is like to live in Williamsburg. Cris Brown, the tour guide, helps you get a feel of how things would be like back in the eighteenth centry. He explaned things well and gave you good examples. Traveling to Williamsburg influenced my life by helping me understand how different it would have been to live back then. It made me realize how easy we have it today compared to life in the 1700's.