Friday, September 28, 2007
After the goats, we all went to look at the fish, seriously, they have fish here. In tanks. Lon said hi to them and then made fish faces at them. He did that to all the animals he said Hi to, tried to speak to them in their native language. He mooed at cows, etc.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
We went to Jamestown Settlement first. At this point I am still unaware there are two. This is in the Native Village you go through. It is a circle of faces. The volunteer had no clue as to why they were there, some sort of ceremonial thing.
Lon rode in his stroller most of the time. In another part of the Powhatan Village they had a women cooking over an open fire, making corn cakes. Lon found this interesting till the wind shifted to blow smoke at him.
This nice lady was making apple pies. It was HOT inside the building. There is a fire going on behind her. She built up the fire to let it die down, so there were hot embers to cook the pie.
In another house, I liked the fireplace. The tiles all had different animals on them.
Inside the church.
Chickens were everywhere! Lon had fun saying Hi Chicken. He would wave at them. Or repeat the call when the rooster crowed.
I have to look up what ship this was, I know it was not the Elizabeth, that one was behind us, or the Godspeed at that is touring around, and the Susan Constant is bigger. The Gentleman who was in character on the vessel was very nice. He let Lon move the tiller.
He taught him how to work the windless to move the anchor up or down. There was no anchor attached. The ships were securely moored to the docks. He was very nice.
The mast of the Susan Constant. As you can see, to board the vessels Lon had to get out of his stroller. He did not get back in.
We had some lunch, I was still thinking this was nice, but where were the digs? We did get a smashed penny for Lon. Love those! Mommy got a charm. That was pretty much it. As we are leaving the main building I hear this couple talking about this was not the real Jamestown, and they should hurry up and get to the real one before it got too hot. I asked them what do you mean the real Jamestown. They told me that the one with the digs and the glassblower was just down the road a mile or two. REALLY? We were going there!
Our first stop was the glass house. Well away from the rest of Historic Jamestown. It is run by the National Park Service, so we did get Lon's National Park Passport stamped. He got two, one from the Glasshouse and one from Jamestown.
One of the digs in progress. We walked from there to the museum where they are putting what they find on display. It is not a cheeseball type thing, it is really amazing the work that has gone into the museum. There are no photos allowed inside it. Humidity, temperature and light controlled.
Looking across to Jamestown Settlement
We had a great day, even if we were hot, sweaty and tired at the end of it. Lon slept very well! Me too!