A Trip to Jamestown

There are a few perks (okay many perks) to teaching in a private school in Virginia and one is field trips! In the 12 years of teaching public school in Texas I took my kids on ONE field trip. That was a pretty sad trip, too.

Well, the week after Thanksgiving I took my kids to Jamestown. That’s right the Jamestown. We loaded up in the cars are off we went. We were there and back all by 2:45. I LOVE IT!!! The History lover in me is eating up the fact that history is right at my fingertips everywhere I turn.

The current site of Jamestown is not the original site by only a little ways away. The original site has the archaeologist doing their thing. Here is the link to their homepage if you are interested in their findings, Jamestown Rediscovery. I find it really cool!

Here are a few pictures of our time…

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In the Indian village there was a circle of totem poles that represented their church.

 

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Of course there were selfies taken. It is me we are talking about!

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These are the Indian homes.

Leaving the Indian Village we went down to the pier. Here the Susan Constant is docked.

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We learned how to tie seaworthy knots and about her voyage.

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Upon boarding we were welcomed by the Captain.

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After the ship we went into the British village.

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There are a gillion more pictures that I could post; but, I have a feeling you get the idea.  Needless to say I had a blast!!!

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