We had read a book last year about a little girl who made the trip to America on the Mayflower, and it included some stories about the first winter in Plymouth. (No idea why they know spell it with a "y"). I was all excited about seeing the exact replica of the settlement that I had read about so much.
I'm sure it would be better in cooler weather.
The kids were all grumbling about how they wanted to go to the beach (that was tantalizingly in sight). I announced that we were all going to have a hap-hap-happy time.
So here we are...having fun...sweating more profusely than I have ever sweated in my LIFE.
Our first glimpse of Plimoth, with the ocean in the distance
My sweet Molly
Main street in Plimoth Plantation
This was the biggest home. Most were only one room, about 12 x 12??
Chatting with Mary and her friend. Mary came over on the Mayflower (cool, how they are in character and talk with you that way)
Leading the sheep to the pen
Peeking at the sheep and lambs
"Tina, you fat lard, come get some dinner." -Napoleon Dynamite (sorry...I couldn't resist)
The girls fed the cows
Inside a Native dwelling
And then it was off to the beach! Thanks to Hurricane Bill, we were treated to some actual waves. Plymouth Harbor is normally very calm. With the waves, came COLD water. It was too cold to swim, so we just waded. No matter what the water temperature, we always have fun. I could really get used to this going to the beach every weekend thing!
Awww...how cute are they!?
"Can I fill your bucket for you, Katie-bug?"
I only posted this photo because of the woman in the background. Um...what were ya thinkin' when you wore a bikini to the beach?
Say hello to my little friend. We found these starfish stranded on the beach.
Castles in the sand
I think these buoys are so cool
It took many tries to get this photo of my sweeties and their fake smiles.