We headed out from the Maher's house but we didn't say "Goodbye" (you'll see why).
|We drove to Yorktown, Virginia. Though this 'living museum' (set in 1776) is physically small, it is very good. The boys joined the local militia for some drill and watched a cannon shot. Mandy & Joe dressed for the time period (Jeff was surfing an interactive program on a nearby PC)|
|From Yorktown, we traveled to Jamestown (20 miles and 200 years further back, to 1600). This was also a very good living museum. The reconstructed "Godspeed" at right actually has sailed the original route. The kids helped raise the anchor as a 'drill' at the end of the day.|
|This cannon was at Jamestown. You can't quite tell from this
picture, but Joe got something in his eye which swelled it for about two
days. It never hurt him, but it looked pretty bad.
To finish this great day, we met Bob, Elaine, and Carrie Maher at their timeshare condo in Williamsburg! We celebrated Carrie's birthday with them! Jeff, Kristen, Brandon and Colin arrived just after us.