Day 11

Trip Start Mar 13, 2007
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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lviloria on

Brave people! I'm glad you tried the frog legs. I'm not sure if I could! Jamestown sounds like fun. It must be interesting seeing all of the research that you have done come to life!

Liane and Maya Viloria

chriskam on

Frog Legs?
Aloha, ECST Travelers....

Sounds like you all learned a lot of interesting things at Jamestown. As you near your final day of touring, keep your energy levels up, finish STRONG! Also, once you eat the frog legs, what do you think they do with the rest of the frog?

Chris and Jarrett Kam

lespautom on

Thanks for the pictures!
Mr. Nish,
Thanks for all of the great pictures, We really look forward to seeing them every day and we can't thank you enough.
I'm glad to see that the kids were open minded enough to try different types of food. Andrew said he would never eat frog legs, I wonder if I should tell him that he already has! Nah just kidding(maybe).
Thanks again, Have fun and be safe.
Paul and Andrew Tom

dkfujimoto on

Hello Megan
Did you really try frog legs? You can tell us all about it when you get back. It sounded like you had fun today. Well only couple more days and you'll be home. We all miss you and can't wait to hear about all your adventures...thanks for all the great pictures. Take care.

Love, Eric, Lori, Dylen and Camden Fujimoto

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