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.
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. 🙂