I recently attended a conference at Colonial Williamsburg and Tim and N. spent a day there with me. N. enjoyed seeing the buildings and listening to the patter of the costumed interpreters. He suddenly wished he had a tri-cornered hat and colonial outfit! He found the "history" presented in the house tours somewhat hokey but he loved the craftsmen and women and the militiamen. He saw a shoemaker, tailor, and bookbinder. Since he's interested in knitting and weaving, he lingered for a long time watching demonstrations of spinning, dyeing, and shuttle-winding. The day concluded with a regimental march and test-firing of cannons.