We've been on vacation this week, taking day trips.
Wednesday we visited Jamestowne.
There are two sections in this tourist area - one is Jamestown (no "e") which is a hands-on re-creation of the John Smith settlement.
The other is Historic Jamestowne (with an "e"), which is the actual site of the original fort. Archeological digs are ongoing, but our family arrived one day a few years ago and were thrilled to find that Dr. William Kelso had located the pilings from the fort - and we saw them! Have you heard about their excavation of a well and finding the intact skeleton of what is believed to be Capt. Bartholomew Gosnold. The skeleton is currently on exhibit in the Smithsonian but is due back to its home in the Jamestowne Museum.
We're so lucky to live in history-rich Virginia. After our visit to Jamestowne, we took our first ride on the ferry to Surry - so much fun!
Then drove 20 miles north to eat dinner in one of Virginia's finest restaurants - The Virginia Diner in Wakefield.
The fabulous food was featured a few years ago
on The Food Network, and the waitress was delightful in answering
our questions about the excitement of the filming.
This was such a great day of fun for our family, one we hope to repeat soon.
Hugs ~ Mary
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