But I wanted to tour the Governor's Palace before the wait got too long. There was already about a 20 minute wait to get in when we got there, at around 9:10 am.
Pierce was a little horrified by all the guns, and said so quite loudly. I must be doing my job right (ha ha). I spent 5 years as a juvenile probation officer, and I can't help myself - I want my boys to understand that guns are never to be thought of as playthings.
I confess that the ornateness of the arrangements were beautiful though.
Staircase embellishment -
Coolest wood stove. Ever.
I love all the detail work in the palace...I actually took a ton of pictures (all while attempting to wrangle Cort and Reid, who were acting a little crazy), but I don't want to bore you to death so I'm leaving most of them out of it.
The gardens outside were just gorgeous. We spent a lot of time exploring. I had seen a sign at one point for a Revolutionary cemetery, which I was trying to find. I love old cemeteries.
We didn't find that particular cemetery, but we did discover the cellar! Pierce couldn't wait to go in. Reid said it was scary.
Pierce tries to peak in at the stores of food. They had many rooms that stored food beneath the palace.
We also found this spectacular maze! Sadly, our double stroller wouldn't fit in the rows, but we did climb up on the mount to view it from above.
And we were able to cram our double stroller in this maze, which wasn't as tall and didn't have such narrow paths.
Stay tuned! Next up will be one of the coolest cemeteries I've ever seen!