Chris and the other kids got to try scraping the canoes.
It made all of their hands very black with the ash.
We learned about how the settlers and the indians traded with each other, and how several people got killed over bad trades.And we got to see a demonstration of a match lock musket.
They are very loud, and I would think pretty imprecise compared to the firepower that we have available for warfare today.
But they beat the heck out of bows and arrows, which is why, as the guide said, we all speak English today.
This is the monument that was built for the 350th anniverary of the landing at Jametown.
That could have only been commissioned by a man. Can we say Freudian?
Here is the question that Little Chris has been asking people about that monument.
How many bricks did it take to finish that monument?
Answer: Just one. (Key word: finish). lol.
It has now been 401 years since the English first landed here.
Last year Queen Elizabeth came over to celebrate the 400th anniversary. That was kind of cool. They even shut down the entire southbound strip of I-64 from Richmond to Williamsburg to make way for her motorcade.
We happened to be driving North at the time and got to pass the motorcade going the other way.