Jamestown is part of the historic triangle where the birthplace of America occurred. It is located 10 minutes from Williamsburg and about a mile from the original settlement. It is the area where London's Virginia Company sent the first settlers to the sandy shores of the James River. For a variety of reasons we were able to tour this area more easily than Williamsburg. We arrived there a when it was a tad cooler in the morning hours. And even Nathan enjoyed the cool walk through a forest, on a boardwalk over marshland. Our first stop was a recreated Indian Village.
After seeing the outdoor exhibits in Jamestown we moved inside to the rather extensive galleries inside which chronicle the nation's 17th century beginnings in Virginia. While I stayed back with Nathan the rest also were able to also see the recreated archaeological site down the road. So much to see, but in general it was quite hot outside. Melissa and I chose not to see Yorktown in the afternoon because of the brutal heat and Nathan needed to rest. Yorktown is, as a tour brochure notes, where "America became of age". At this place is the battlefield on land and sea where we won our independence from England.
We have now moved to Florida, and are residing in the Clearwater area. Our daughter Melissa and her husband have moved their residence further north up the coast. We are assisting them get settled in their new home, and their second child is due later this month. This blog site may be quiet for awhile now, but you never know.