Sunday, April 10, 2011


Click the title to see the pictures of our trip to Historic Jamestown which was settled over 400 years ago--the first permanent (European) settlement in America.  Julia and Andrea were with us for a 3-day trip on April 8-10 before Julia headed back to Brigham Young University-Idaho.

In Jamestown we saw the recreated village, ships and Indian village much as they were in the early 1600s, as well as a new museum with interesting artifacts.  The stories of people like John Smith and Pocahontas interest me.  Though it was sad to hear about all the bloodshed, famine, disease and suffering that many of them endured.

Then we walked through Colonial Williamsburg, just a few miles away.  It was a scenic trip!  Sorry I missed Queen Elizabeth who came last year for the 400th Anniversary of the settlement of their colony.