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15 Fun Things To Do in Williamsburg

As a 10 year resident, (Wow! Time Flies) I have seen Williamsburg from the start of the 07'-08' recession when all building stopped. New Town was in its early stages and if you wanted to shop Michael's or Home Goods, you had to drive to Newport News. Target at Monticello (and I pronounce it Monta-chello not Monti-cello if you are wondering) was pretty new and Starbucks was where the Duck Donuts is now.

I could never claim I have been here forever, my accent would tell you that, but I have been around long enough to be able to give you some great advice on my top 15 Fun Things To Do in Williamsburg.

In No Particular Order--- I would love to know how you would put these in order! Do them and tell me!

1. Visit Jamestown Settlement--- If you are local you get in FREE! How amazing is that! I love FREE! If the day is nice, start outside and weave through the living museum outside and tour the Powhatan Indian Village. Ask questions and find out why they lived the way they did. W…

Halloween Ghosts for Your Yard


I love Halloween. It is truly one of my favorite times of the year. I love to line crows up on the roof of my house, fill the yard with spiders and webs and put this in the front yard to illuminate the crisp nights that descend around here in the fall. 

Here is how to do it and to do it right. 

What You Need:

  • Cheap Plastic Drop Cloths: Calculate each ghost you will make and add one.
  • White paper or newspaper 
  • 6 or 8 Lengths of rebar- 3 to 4 feet high: How many ghosts you do will determine how many pieces of rebar you need. (Check your Local Hardware Store)
  • Clear packing tape
  • Yellow or Orange Christmas Type Lights
  • A Couple of Pieces of Wood

What to Do:

 1.  Hammer the rebar into the ground into a circle.

2. Cut lengths of drop cloth double the height you want your ghosts

3.  From the extra drop cloth cut out strips 4x12 you will use to tie at the necks around the rebar.

4.   Form the head by balling up paper and.  When you have a large enough ball place in center of stretched out drop cloth section.

5. Gather the  drop cloth and cover the paper forming a head like he is a lollipop.

6.  Place "head" on top of rebar and wrap packing tape around plastic to form neck.

7.  Gather at the waist area and tape again.  Your ghost will now look like a lollipop. 

8.  Cut several long strips of drop cloth to form arms. These are crisscrossed and tied around chest area. Then the hands with meet with the next ghost to meet and hold hands. 

9.  Place the logs in the center of the ghost and top with your colored lights. Plug in. 

The ghosts look amazing at night. One girl who lives down the street from us is so frightened she can't even look down our way. She is a teenager. Funny girl.



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