Virginia bound!!! I'm sad to say that this is the last state that we'll be in before we go back to boring ole Oklahoma, but I'm not going to let that get in the way of having fun! I'm so ridiculously excited for Virginia. It holds so much history and I just love learning about it. First off, we drove to Williamsburg which was about a 3-4 hour bus drive. In the middle of it, we stopped at the marine corps museum to eat lunch. My favorite thing I got was dirty pudding. All of it was really good, but especially that dirt pudding! I couldn't get enough of it. Unfortunately we couldn't look around the museum, but just looking at the things while we walked was entertaining. I can't imagine being in war. The soldiers that go into it are absolutely heroic for doing that, and we should never stop thanking them. After I stuffed my face with the dirt pudding, we were back on our way to Williamsburg. When we got there, it was insanely hot! I was sweating buckets, and the thing is is that it wasn't that hot to begin with. It was just the humidity in the air. It was ridiculous! And I thought oklahomas humidity was bad. After waiting for our tour guide, we met up with him and he gave us a tour of Jamestown settlement. Even though it was hot and hard to concentrate, it was really interesting to learn all about the history and see the people in costume and stay in character. Our tour guide was actually named Chris brown! Obviously not the rapper, but it was still neat. We went all over the place, entering and exciting buildings like wig shops and clothing designing. It was all so new to me because in Oklahoma, we don't have anything like it. The customs and their traditions were almost foreign to me. It was so cool how they stayed in character and kept the history consistent throughout all of these years. The best part though, was when Chris took us to wear they make homemade bricks and we got to stomp clay with our feet. Basically, if you wanted to do it, you stepped into this box of "quick sand" and just moved around and see how it really was to make bricks out of the raw materials. It was so awesome but gross on my feet! I was definitely not about to pass the opportunity up, and so when he asked, I was the first person to say "I volunteer!" Clearly, I had lots of fun with that and I'm glad that I did it. After, we washed our feet off with water and headed back on the tour. We somehow made it back to the Barnes and noble bookstore, where we had a little bit of souvenir time. I bought a shirt that represents the college there and says prince William and Queen Mary. The people were very nice there. They were very entertaining since they were dressed up in these heavy, hot clothes and stayed in character throughout the day. It was so amazing to have a sort of taste of what it was like back then. After our tour, we headed to a program called the Defense of our Liberty. There, they took our group very serious and was nothing would go pass them. It was very hands on and they treated us like we were in the military. They taught us how to load guns, march properly, and say commands appropriately. The chiefs were VERY intimidating and I was nervous the whole time. Experiencing that was memorable though, even when I was super scared. In school books, they teach us about how it was back in the military in the 1800s, but you never really get the actual feel of it, and that was the Defense of our Libertys goals. I think it achieved that goal because that's something I wouldn't learn in classrooms. After it was over, we went to our hotel room, swam, and went off to bed. Today will definitely affect my life because it showed me how our world has transformed since the 1800s, and it's truly amazing. I'll always have that in mind and it also showed me how grateful all of us should be to our present and past soldiers fighting for our freedom.