Hartian Vacation To Williamsburg!!!!! (And, Uh, Some Other Places.) – Wednesday.

Hartian Vacation To Williamsburg!!!!! (And, Uh, Some Other Places.) – Wednesday.

Pin It

We woke up at 11:00 am (which probably tells us we are doing too much at home), so we didn’t actually end up getting to Jamestown until like 1:00. 🙂 I had woken up at 10:40 something, looked at the time and thought, “Oh stink! We’re not going to get to do anything today if we don’t get moving.” Then I rolled over and went back to sleep….. 😁 Anyway, we got to Jamestown, signed in, and explored the souvenir shop (don’t mind us, we’re still kids 😏😉😁). Then, after Mom and Dad declared that we should probably do something other than the gift shop that day, we left for the dock to see a talk on celestial navigation. It was interesting. The speaker calculated the longitude of where we were using old timey methods, and when Dad looked it up, the guy was right on. That was pretty cool!

After that we got to see full size replicas of the Susan Constance, the Godspeed, and the Discovery. Then, we explored a replica of Jamestown (kudos if you know what King James it was named after!) and a replica of an Indian village.

We ate Linner (we’ve been doing one big meal a day and then smaller snacks and treats), and explored the museum (unfortunately, I couldn’t take pictures in the museum). We saw a film on the starting of Jamestown. It was so sad! It showed the beginning of the slave trade, wars with the Indians and the town struggling so hard to survive. It also made me sad how Christianity is misrepresented. 1 Corinthians 13 talks about what love is. Love is not a feeling, it is an action. Love is patient and kind. It does not envy or boast, it is not arrogant or rude, it does not insist on its own way, it is not irritable or resentful, it does not delight in wrong doing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. The way that the Native Americans and Angolans were treated does not represent what Christ is about. And they did it in the name of God! It is so heart-breaking.

After the film and the museum, we went to the gift shop again. There was a shirt there that said, “He who does not work, will not eate. – John Smith.” I was like, “That’s actually from the book of 2 Thessalonians…. “For even while we were with you, we gave you this command: ‘If anyone is unwilling to work, he shall not eat.'” 😏😁😉 After exploring a little more, we went and got ice cream, then came back to the hotel/condo.

At the entrance. All fifty state flags with the nation’s flag in the back.
These photos are from the Susan Constance.
This would be the ship’s galley, or kitchen.



Can you imagine having to spend half a year on one of these?



The ship wasn’t a war ship, but they hand small cannons in case of pirates.



This would be the captions quarters.
This instrument hanging on the wall is used for dead reckoning, a way of telling where you are using which direction your pointing and how many knots your sailing.
Sorry about the blurriness. :-/ I thought seeing the dock from the boat was cool.
Steering the ship. 🙂



The Susan Constance had three floors including the upper deck.
These photos are from the ship Discovery.


These are from the Governor’s home in Jamestown.
We met one of the living history people and he was saying how back then people didn’t write with their fingers curved. They were straighter. He told us that it made handwriting neater to do it that way. I told mom I would try. 😏😉😁



I’m not totally sue I would want to sleep in a bed like this. 😬 Would you?



During the musket firing demo.
Sorry this is so blurry. It was in the little church.
This is a house! can you believe it?
Jamestown Fort. 🙂

This is how thick the roof was. Crazy right?






There was this flock of chickens and turkeys randomly walking around.
This is the Native American village. The inside of the homes (I forgot the Powhatan word for home. :-/) were actually pretty comfortable. I wouldn’t mind staying there for a night.
Beaver claw.
Beaver tail.
Coyote skin.

At the gift shop. I thought these were beautiful.
For those of you who think this photo is a bit similar, we have one of him doing the same thing during our trip to Siesta Key. Check it out here.
Where we went for Ice cream. You had to stand outside to order and eat outside. The ice cream was fresh made and delicious!
Ricky playing around outside.

Chatting outside the ice-cream shop!

I actually zoomed up on this from where I got the last picture. The zoom on my camera is amazing.


Me messing with the camera.
My cone.

Thanks for reading this insanely long post! I hope you enjoy following our adventures. If you have any questions or comments, please add them below. 🙂

Pin It

4 thoughts on “Hartian Vacation To Williamsburg!!!!! (And, Uh, Some Other Places.) – Wednesday.

  1. Thanks Kenna for your story in pictures. I felt like I was there, too. Well done. Love you, GrandMa.❤️

Leave a Comment