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!