This morning we headed out to Plymouth, MA to see the Plimoth Plantation and hang out in the area. Was a very pretty drive!!
Woohoo, heading towards the parking lot!!
Waiting for Tim to get the camera set up. While he was setting it up Garrett and I walked around. We saw literally thousands of caterpillars, they were everywhere. Hanging from the trees, on the ground. It was cool, yet gross at the same time!! Garrett loved it!!
All ready to take our family photo :) Say cheese......
Because I'm usually with Garrett the pictures that Tim takes where there is reading involved I get to read after the fact. So I love it when he takes these photos because I get even better educated about where we went!!
Heading into the Visitor Center. These were some of the artifacts that the Pilgrims and Indians used.
I love this picture!! He was just so interested in looking at everything. He's my curious little boy!!
Getting us all checked in!!
Garrett wants to help get us checked in too!!
Next stop....artifact room.
There were actually people in the room working putting pieces of ceramics that they had found in digs on the site. So cool to think how old some of these items were.
So walking through the room we see the Mooflower. Sort of like the Mayflower, yet a cow. So Garrett seemed interested (in the udders) and was checking them out......
Yeah.....that's my kid. Ummm, no words!!
So, I actually didn't see it happen until I saw Tim laughing and looked over. Crazy kid!! It was actually a pretty cool thing they had built and they said they use it in floats for their parades.
Giving the Mooflower a kiss goodbye!
One of the activities Garrett could do was separate the ceramics and find pieces that matched. I think he was just having fun looking at all the broken pieces.
Some information about the Mayflower.
Getting ready to head outside. First thing Garrett sees....the golf cart. Of course he needs to go and have a conversation with the gentlemen driving it, LOL.
Here we go......
Walking through the woods to get to the Indian Reservation area. The benches were so unique!!
Some interesting information about the Indian Site!!
They were doing demonstrations of what toys the Indian children had to play with. Garrett's favorite was the ball :)
It's amazing how they lived in these buildings back then.
Teach them young, LOL......someday Garrett.....someday you can row a canoe!!
The Indian women were actually cooking their own food. Had to make sure to keep Garrett away from the fire!!
Next stop, the Pottery shop. Garrett was fascinated in watching him cut the clay.
Then we watched the bread maker and the weaver. Not being able to eat that bread was sooo hard!! But you know what, the education we are receiving and our why is getting us through the hard stuff. I'm so thankful for this program and getting educated the correct way!! TSFL rocks!!
Next stop....17th Century!!
Heading to the first building. I believe this is what they used for their church services and larger gatherings downstairs and upstairs they had quite the arsenal, yikes.....
Walking down to one of the homes. We think of their lives as difficult because of all the luxuries we have in our own. Living in a RV has taught me many things, but one of the most important is we don't need a lot of room to live.
Garrett was very curious about everything and the women portraying a character was great!! She was telling Garrett about all the different things and even let him lay in her bed to try it out :)
We then went out the back door into what they consider their yard. What did we see....chickens. About 6 of them. What did my little boy do.....chase them. Yep, poor chickens. They ran like crazy and he was determined to touch at least one of them, LOL.
Checking out another home....
Heading back outside. So neat to see how they lived so long ago.
Garrett loved watching the cows!!
The houses were so neat to look into, but after awhile it seemed repetitious and with a 2.5 year old it just wasn't worth going into all of them and looking. We did enjoy taking pictures and occasionally still walking in a couple of them.
Garrett's favorite things.....laying in their beds and playing in the dirt!!
Hangin out with Dad!!
We then went over and saw some of the men splitting logs. Wow, what they had to do to split a log back then required some manpower!! It was neat to watch and Garrett really enjoyed seeing them smack the wedge inside the log.
Playing in more dirt....and walking over to check out how a kitchen worked back in the day :)
We finished up at the Plimoth Plantation and headed into downtown Plymouth. Such a pretty little town. Garrett fell asleep so we decided to just drive around for a while.
We really wanted to go on the Mayflower while we were here, but today was the day that it was coming back from being in boondock. So alas, pictures of her coming into port would have to do.
Getting ready to head to the Splash Zone for kids which was located right on the beach. Beautiful area!!
So Garrett finally woke up after a nice nap and we headed to the Splash Zone. What an awesome area for kids!! Garrett loved it and loved playing with the other children.
After playing in the splash pad we decided to go and explore the beach and ocean. This is Garrett's first time touching the Atlantic Ocean. Tim found a couple of Horseshoe Crabs, but by the time we got over there they were gone :(
Showing Garrett the different animals that live in the ocean. We found these little guys digging through the sand.
While Garrett and I were playing in the Ocean, Tim was taking some pictures of things off in the distance.
I didn't even know Tim took this picture. How cool!! When I asked him he said he saw it on the zoom and it was so far away he couldn't just point it out. I'm not sure what kind of bird this is, if you know please tell us!!
We finished up at the Beach and were heading towards dinner. Such a great day that it really tuckered Garrett out. Hmmm, maybe a 2nd nap of the day :)
Nope, when we stopped at Speedway to get some drinks (water) and juice for Garrett he woke back up. Having fun taking selfies with Mom!!
Ugh, getting hungry.....time to head to dinner!! Some of our views on the way there.
Dinner at Eastwind Seafoods!! Got to get in our Seafood while we are on the East Coast :)
It really isn't hard to make good choices. Tim had Lobster and I had Crab Legs with a vegetable. So yummy!!