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-from a Plimoth Plantation brochure
For today we had planned a trip to Plimoth Plantation on a Grey Line tour. This was a site that I had long wanted to visit since being exposed to photos while teaching history to 5th graders. When we arrived at the Visitor's Center, there was a short film as introduction. Then we went to the Wamapanoag village where the folks dressed as Indians spoke in modern language. We did think they looked like true Native Americans.
The highlight for me though was the Pilgrim 1627 village. As we walked from house to house, I loved hearing the interpreters talking about their lives and in 17th century dialect, too. I am not sure why it was so difficult to think of questions to ask these folks. I knew that part of American history quite well. As an amateur actress myself, I was rather in awe that they could be in character with no memorized script. They just knew so much they could ad lib.
After that we went to the waterfront portion of Plymouth and went aboard the Mayflower II. Again there were a few interpreters but we weren't so impressed with Mayflower II.
We had lunch at Tavern on the Rocks. John had a lobster roll and I had a chicken cordon bleu sandwich. Both of us enjoyed a Sam Adams Oktoberfest, which we were introduced to at the brewery. Oh yes, and the sweet potato fries were awesome! We ended up splitting our sandwiches and loved the whole meal.
By 5 PM we were back in Boston and decided to try the Chart House for dinner. We weren't very hungry, having had a late lunch. We ordered appetizers and wine. John had mussels and I had crab stuffed mushrooms. Wow! They were delicious. And then----there was chocolate lava cake. OMG!!! It was to die for, a little bit of heaven!
It was a great day! Tomorrow: train to Maine!