Thursday, October 2, 2008

The actual location of original Jamestowne

~THE FORT~

Captain John Smith looking over Chesapeake Bay with the ancient church in the background.

Indian Princess Pocahontas


 beautiful history
Looking over the Jamestown cemetery located behind the church.

We were surprised to have such strong emotions here in this place. For a moment it actually felt as if these were my own ancestors and I guess in a way they are all of ours. Our progenitors that paved the way for this country..one slow step at a time. As we visited these sites and recognized how many gave so much for this country, we were simultaneously watching the news at night and seeing the stock market crash and the economy crumble. It gave us such a different perspective than probably most people back at home. Being in these places, we realized that this was only a blip in our history and that compared to the events of our countries past, this was something we could endure and learn from.

2 comments:

Jeni Everett said...

I am so jealous! I love it back East. I hope you are having the best time. Your kids are going to have the best memories!!

alison said...

So are you still on this trip, or are you posting all of this after teh fact? If you are home, how long was your history tour. I think it is so dang cool that you guys could do this.