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Arrived in Virginia at 9 in the morning with only about 3 hours sleep. I had to take a couple of hour nap in order to make it through the day, but it worked. I was able to go 9 holes of golf with my Son, Eric and my Grandson, Justin this afternoon.
A wonderful dinner of steak, mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus, all prepared by my grandson.
It was a great way to start this trip. I am looking forward to a great time with the family. ...
... America. On May 14th, the Jamestown colonists began building a brush enclosure around their camp. This provided greater protection from attacks by tribes in the area and an expected Spanish attack. As we walked through the archeological dig and the exhibits, we realized what a tough time Jamestowne had trying to survive. Before entering into the site we came upon a glasshouse and a man making glass items, just like they would have in ...
... or two men at a time. Canisters were also used. These are big metal cans filled with smaller bullets. More effective at killing several British soldiers but these would not travel far. These would only be used if the enemy was close and closing in on you. Mortars were popular because they were hallow in the middle and could be filled with gunpowder. They were launched out of something that looks similar to a cannon, but mortars act ...
... The enslaved had to often serve their master at fine dinner parties. At these dinner parties the wealthy would participate in dances of their own. One of the slaves favorite dances was to dress up like their masters and participate in a mocking dance. They made fun of their posture and stiff, square movements. They showed the repetitive nature of their dance and the dulleness.
As the program ended we noticed that we had completely come out of our shells and ...
... a well earned rest.
Our next day was spent exploring Colonial Williamsburg, a restored township from the 1700's. We saw how wigs, buckets, furniture hats, clothes and shoes were made. These were just a few of the trades that are depicted in the village. We had a lovely lunch in a tavern and when paying the waiter he indicated that there was something was ...
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