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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. ...
... Jamestowne needed a way to make money and trade across seas as well as with the Native Americans. Glass was in demand and some Dutchmen who had moved to the colonies were skilled tradesmen. They soon built a glasshouse and began making glass. Traditional glass was green in color and when heated gets up to 2,000 degrees. They would make windows, bottles, drinking glasses and so on. This industry only lasted one year before the settlers strained ...
... all participated in a chant that was mixed with movements combined from our new family. This was a great icebreaker and helped wiggle out the stiffness in our bodies.
We found out that the slaves had to work in unison. They did this so no one was considered weak or working too slow. In order for them to learn how to work in unison, they created songs and beats to help with the timing of their work in the fields. They also used code names to let everyone know ...
... 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 ...
... the real deal and is very interesting. We took a tour given by a park ranger that was both entertaining and informative. Jamestown Settlement was our next destinatioin. This is a privately owned recreation of what Jamestown might have looked like. It also includes a replica of a Powhatan Indian village and a wharf with all three ships that originally landed at Jamestown. There are actors dressed in period costume roaming around to answer questions and ...
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