Friday, August 12, 2011

Mom and Daughters' Trip - Jamestown

Jamestown was super special to me for a couple of reasons...

One - I learned about Jamestown by helping my youngest daughter study for her history quizzes and tests when she was in the 5th grade... I learned that Jamestown was the 1st settlement in the 'New World' - I learned that John Smith came to Jamestown - met Pocahontas - Pocahontas was the favored daughter of Chief Powhatan... Pocahontas later married John Rolfe and sailed to England with her husband and young child to promote the New America - her name was changed to Rebecca Rolfe.

Two - One of my favorite people in the world had the privilege to participate in the "Live-Historical" museum in Jamestown - She was one of my oldest daughter's 2nd grade teachers and a mentor to me... She sets an example of the mom I want to be.... We got to go visit her in Jamestown - we had not seen her in way too many years... When we finally saw her across a grass way - and when she saw us - the pure delight in her voice was enough to make me cry... The girls and I got a kick out her telling all her new friends - "Look at my students - aren't they beautiful!!! - They came all the way from California..."

The drive to Jamestown from Williamsburg was very easy and extremely beautiful - the weather however - was VERY HOT and VERY HUMID...

Nikki Mashing up corn

Kara mashing up corn
My dear sweet friend Linda

The 3 ships (replicas) that came to Jamestown - Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Discovery

What a Great Day!


  1. We didn't get to go to Jamestown when we were there - not enough time. I would have enjoyed it though.
    PS - I grew up in Jamestown! Jamestown Michigan!

  2. It's so funny that you mentioned the weather...I went to Jamestown on a family vacation years ago and I remember it being so fun but sooooo humid!

  3. I've never been, but this sounds like a fun trip!

  4. Wonderful! Awesome!
    Nice post! Nice shots!

  5. I love when the adults and the kids both enjoy a vacation -- especially a historical one.

    Hot and humid is the name of the game around these parts.

  6. Yep you came east during one of our worst summers for heat and humidity. Whenever we have friends from out west come here during the summer they ALWAYS complain about the humidity...

  7. What an interesting and informative trip! I love the reaction of their teacher. Beautiful pictures full of joy. Thanks for sharing Kelly!

  8. I just love places like this and I feel like I am there with all of your wonderful photographs. How fun!



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