Our World Tuesday: Plymouth for Thanksgiving

We all headed to Plymouth, Massachusetts, for the weekend.  We stopped off at The Mayflower II and met up with a knowledgeable tour guide and Myles Standish himself, who was going on about Arthur and the Christ returning to reign together.  (The English sure do think a lot of themselves!)

We paid our respects to Massasoit, that coolest of cool Wampanoag with his peace pipe and six pack.

Of course, we had a glimpse of Plymouth Rock.  The government employee explaining this rock to visitors said it used to be much larger, but in the 18th and 19th centuries people were allowed to take a hammer to it so they could take home their little--yes--piece of the rock.  The numbers made their way into the stone in the 19th century with the help of a monumental stone cutter.




Eventually, the sun came out.  We paid our respects to Governor Bradford, an ancestor.
Later in the evening, we had our dinner at Plimoth Plantation, where we were regaled with story and song by some Pilgrim hangers on.  It was great!

Our World Tuesday



Comments

  1. I've been there and my son is related to Gov. Bradford on his dad's side. Fun to see where history was made! We also went to plimoth plantation near there where they walk around in costume and demonstrate early skills. Just fascinating.

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  2. We took a trip here years back. I was a bit disappointed to see such a small rock. LOL

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  3. Looks like a fun expedition.

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  4. cool history place! love the photo of you and adelle. :)

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  5. Does indeed look like a fun trip!! Thanks for sharing with us, Sandy! Have a great week!!

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  6. What a fun weekend. Your little girl is not little any more.

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  7. what a cool trip for sure....nice perspective shot on the indian....there is a pretty cool boat in baltimore harbor as well...

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  8. What a fun historical weekend you had. Hope your week is good too.

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  9. That portrait at top is destined to be a family heirloom! ♥
    Enjoyed this very much, descendent

    Aloha ;-)

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  10. We enjoyed our visit ... now is a more interesting time of year to be there though!

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  11. That is very cool. Many of my relatives landed there and made there way up to Canada.

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  12. I Haven't been to Plymouth. So thank you for virtually taking me a long on this great history trip.

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  13. A day very well spent! Lovely pics, lovely memories!

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  14. beautiful pictures.

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  15. Anonymous2:00 AM

    What a wonderful day out!

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  16. A cool trip and fun weekend! Great shot of you and your daughter. Have a happy week!

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  17. It looks like a good time was had by all. I always wondered why the rock was so small. I saw it, oh about 49 years ago!! I was in fifth grade. I remember thinking, "jeez you would have to get off the boat, onto the beach and then step up on the rock." A long time mystery solved.

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  18. Great fun!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  19. Nice to see Plymouth rock

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  20. A fun trip for the weekend, nice pictures!

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