This weekend Williamsburg is reaching record high temperatures! It’s 90 degrees outside, and campus is strangely empty. That’s because everyone has headed off to the beaches today.
William and Mary is conveniently located about 10-20 minutes between two river beaches: Jamestown Beach (or College Creek) and Yorktown Beach — both along the James River. And, we’re also under an hour drive from Virginia Beach if you want to splurge for the real live ocean. 🙂
A day like today demanded some fun in the sun, so here’s how I spent this Saturday:
- A short drive down the beautiful Colonial Parkway landed me and 2 friends at Yorktown Beach. It was PACKED with college students and locals, as well as some weirdo walking the beach with a boa constrictor draped around his neck. :/ Hot sun, cold water, nice breeze, perfect beach weather.
- Next, we rounded up a couple of other friends and headed 20 minutes over to to the Newport News Park to rent paddle boats! For the unbeatable price of $5 per hour per boat, we cruised the giant reservoir, relaxed out on the water, and even chased a few turtles.
- Finally, tonight I’m headed to the Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre to watch a free showing of He’s Just Not That Into You. Who doesn’t love outdoor movie showings?
Gorgeous days like today make it really hard to finish up the year’s last few assignments, but oh well — I’ll do them at some point. 🙂
(And tomorrow’s weather is supposed to be more of the same. I think I’ll head over to some free canoeing on the College’s Lake Matoaka!)