I was glancing over yesterday's post, and I realized it's kind of long. So, even though today was just as exciting, I'll see if I can make it a bit shorter so I won't bore you to death. I'll try, at least - and probably fail. :) I've hated summarizing, ever since I was a little kid when I would write a book report. Mine would usually turn out to be the longest. :)
So, about today, my mom, Nathan, Noah, and I went to Jamestown. My dad and Nicholas stayed home because they didn't really feel like going. We came over on the ferry again, and this time we noticed that this one was called Pocahontas. The other ferry was called something else, but my mom really liked this name. Anyway, on the ride home we got out and went up on the top deck. The wind was as strong as ever, but it was warmer, and it felt really good! We stayed up there until the last second, then we had to go back down.
The replica of the original settlement of Jamestown was a bit smaller than Williamsburg, so we didn't spend the entire day there, but certainly a good deal of it. The first thing we did was immediately go to the ships, which were 'parked' in the water at the edge of the land. The Susan Constant was the biggest, but we also went on the Discovery and another boat which I forget the name of. We were not allowed on the Godspeed, because it had just been out to a festival or something and it wasn't ready for visitors. You may have noticed that I said 'Susan Constant', not 'Susan B. Constant'. The original name was Susan Constant, but people started saying Susan B. Constant because it sounded better and other famous things had a 'B.' in them. Some of the things we saw as we made our way slowly back to the entrance were two complete canoes and a canoe almost finished, several furs, and my favorite were the Indian (the Powhatan, to be exact - yep, like Pocahontas) huts. They weren't teepees. They were fairly large, in fact, in an oval shape with a sort of opening at the top to let out smoke. They were filled with woven baskets, countless furs, some tools, pottery, and one even had a tortoise shell hanging on the 'wall'. There was a fire pit in the center of the hut, and also a bed or two. We determined that the fox fur was the softest, but the fur next to it was the silkiest.
A lady who worked there told us at about ages 5 and 6, the Indian boys would play a target game with 'darts' which my brothers and I tryed and mostly failed. At about our age, the boys would be able to accurately shoot, with bow and arrow, a moving target about 40 yards away. Pretty impressive, huh? I definitely can't do that, and I don't think my brothers can either. :)
Well, I know I said I would share the pictures from yesterday, but we still haven't put them on the computer yet. And my dad has them on his phone, and he's currently using the necessaries at the campground. So, you'll have to wait until the next time I post. However, I do have the pictures from today, because my mom used her camera! Here they are:
Well, I hope you enjoy this, and I hope you enjoyed your day today! God bless!