Wave pool at Water Country USA

Williamsburg: The last family road trip of summer

I know that there are actually several weeks left until summer is officially over here, but the Monday of Labor Day weekend feels like a truly appropriate time to say a fond farewell to that summer and its road trips. All the more so because we are on one last lovely summery long weekend in Williamsburg, Virginia and on Sunday spent the day at Water Country USA.

This is where summers’ end meant a ride on the Hubba Hubba Highway followed by many plunges down the Jet Scream on huge green inner tube. Even the more timid Teddy got in on the action, albeit on a slide that was more his size.

Teddy on the water slide at Water Country USAWhat could feel more summery than riding the waves, even if it was in a pool? Tommy delighted in turning his face directly to them and letting the force of he water knock him over again and again and again.

Tommy in the wave pool at Water Country USASummer’s good bye meant a quick ride and faces full of water down the Nitro Racer…

Nitro Racer at Water Country USA…and  funnel cake and fried potatoes.

Enjoying treats at Water Country USAEven if you’ve put a lot of time into planning a summer road trip, there’s something about travel during that time of year that feels spontaneous. Maybe it’s the long, lazy days. Or maybe it’s that there’s no guilt about homework or missing extracurricular activities: Just you, the kids, the car, and the destination. In our case, that feeling of freedom and ease was heightened by the fact that Acura loaned us a fully-loaded MDX to drive this weekend. Between the movies in the spacious backseat and the bluetooth audio in the front, the drive to Virginia felt like a vacation in itself.

Frozen drinks at Water Country USAThere will be much more about the colonial side of Williamsburg to follow this week, but today is about saying good bye to summer with wet hair and sunburned shoulders and frosted drinks.

On this Labor Day I’m dreaming of summer road trips. What about you?

All expenses for our trip to Williamsburg, including our visit to Water Country, were paid for by Acura. They were also kind enough to lend us a MDX to drive. As usual you can expect me to express my own opinions and you can always count on me to let you know if I’ve gotten something for free.

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  1. If you just buy the triangle pass you get tours of Wiliamsburg, Yorkstown, and Jamestown. In one week i learned 1 month of what i would learn in school. P.S. it is well worth the triangle pass

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