Our first tour in Colonial Williamsburg was at the Governor's Palace. The tour group was enormous and the guide spoke too quickly; Finn was in almost tears trying to soak it all in. If I could offer one piece of advice to tour guides, it would be: speak slowly. People can't process new information that fast, and just because *you* know it by heart, doesn't mean we do! (If someone who spoke English as a second language happened to be in the group, they were probably totally lost.)
All that aside, it was a nice tour.
We are reading The Scarlet Badge right now, so when the guide began talking about Lord Dunmore, the last colonial governor of Virginia, my children remembered reading about him in the book! It was fascinating to hear of his escape from the palace by night just before the revolution.
Here's my husband at the edge of the closed, extremely unkempt maze. Tradition dictates that before you graduate from William and Mary you must (illegally) jump the wall at the Governor's Palace at night and run to the middle of the maze. "Did you do that?" Finn asked in awe.
Nope! Trespassing has never been my thing. And they still gave me my diploma, which is entirely in Latin. So no harm, no foul.
And no misdemeanor charges, either.