Day 11

Trip Start Mar 13, 2007
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Trip End Mar 25, 2007


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Friday, March 23, 2007

March 23, 2007
     We got to sleep in until 6:30am. We had a short ride to Jamestown. The first place we went to was the Glasshouse ruins. It was an archeology site where the ruins of an old glass house stood. There were parts of the kiln and annealing furnace.
     We say the working Glasshouse. The temperature of the oven was 2,500F. They were making glass cups. Most of the glass was green because they got the sand from the ocean.
     We then went to Jamestown. It will be the 400th anniversary of Jamestown on May 13, 2007. There was a church and a statue of Pocahontas. Ashley, Kelcie and Megan talked about Pocahontas.
    We visited an Indian village, the Powhatan tribe. There sleeping quarters had a lot of animal pelts. PETA would have been upset. The parents slept on elevated areas and the children slept on the floor. Each family had up to 15 children. At the age of 6, children were taught how to shoot arrows. They could not eat until they his the target.
    The Jamestown settlement was next. We met the carpenter. We saw how they fished and how they farmed. All of us got to help build the canoe. They burn the inside of a log and they scarp out the burnt parts. Burning cause the wood to get stronger.
     Inside the settlement we tried on armor, saw some of their building and someone showed us how to fire a musket.
    The got to go on the Susan Constance, one of the three ships to first land at Jamestown. There other two were the Godspeed and the Discovery. It was tiny and the stairs were really steep. It was a little than our bus.
    We left for lunch then came back to visit the museum and gift shop. Zachary bought at least ten more hats. He now has four. 
     We shopped at the Williamsburg General Store before eating dinner at the Peking Restaurant. Zachary and Kyle recommend the Frogs legs - taste like chicken.
   Tomorrow we are returning north to visit Monticello and Arlington.

Travel Bloggers: Kyle and Zachary
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