Tim on Thanksgiving morning in Plymouth, MA
We toured a replica of the Mayflower. The Mayflower II was actually given to the US by Britain in 1957,
2 crewmen's quarters in the bow of the ship
The other half of the crewmen's cabin. Check out the stove!
Looking at the stern from the mid-ship deck
Tim and I on the Upper Deck (stern) of the Mayflower II
This is the navigator's quarters. Check out the map, etc!
Tim and I in front of the Mayflower II
Tim and I visited the "Plymouth Museum," which has several components, and is a lot like Jamestown or Williamsburg...but on a smaller scale. This was the sign before we entered the "Native People" village.
And, yes, that is a real deer hide. There was this little kid who didn't believe that the red stuff was blood. :-) Oh, and I really like the shirt sleeves (aka inside out raccoon hides).
Tim inside an traditional house
Me, inside a traditional house
"Native person" making a canoe They actually don't carve out any part of it. Even at the beginning, they just strip off the bark and light a fire on top. They actually burnt the trees down, since they didn't have the means to effectively cut them down (aka a chainsaw).
The stuff on the spit is venison and the pot is full of some sort of pumpkin soup.
Yeah, the "native person" looks super excited to be there.
After the Wopanoag village, we went up to the 1667 English Settlement. All of the actors pretended like it was seven years after the Mayflower has landed.
These cows are part of rare breed program. They actually have an extremely similar genetic structure to the animals the Pilgrims brought with them from England.
Tim (before he notices I'm taking his picture)
Tim (after he notices I'm taking his picture)
A garden...I thought the rock outlines were cool.
Tim with a house behind him
Me, in one of the houses
This lady was making sausages and the one kid (about 6 yrs old) asked her what she put the meat in. She showed him the natural casing and blew into it, so that he could see how stuff would fit inside of it. And he goes, "Pigs have balloons inside them!"
The cedar shingles they used for the outside of their homes were actually pretty interesting. This is one of the places that we actually saw copious amounts of nails used.
Tim looking at the various sheep (another of those rare breeds with genetics similar to those the original pilgrims had)
Aww! The little lamb is SOOO cute! (Tim took this picture.)
Tim also got the lamb to answer him when he (Tim) bleated.
Me with a wheelbarrow
The wheelbarrow was actually really cool. The whole thing only had 8 nails in it. Everything else was just wooden snap-fits.
Oh, and there was a rooster
The kiln at the village
A shot of the village (Yeah, that's me in the blue jacket.)
Tim's actually planning on modeling for GQ to pay for Gordon Conwell, so he thought he'd practice making the right facial expression. :-) (I love you, Tim!)
Me on one of the beds in one of the houses. This one actually had curtains around it, which was kind of unusual.
Tim at a table in one of the houses. I actually really like the pewter dishes up on the mantle.
Tim in another house, by another bed
ME! Check out the intricate design on the wooden chest behind me.
Tim, with some old school armor on
Doesn't he look terrifying?! (sort of)
One of the many actors
The dishes are all made on site and they look nifty. (The dishes were much more interesting than this guy!)
It's a rake, one that only has one nail in it.
See how the fingers of the rake are held in place. It's just interference fittings!
He didn't even know I was behind him. (He went to look at the cows while I was distracted with the rake.)
Tim and a rare breed cow
Me and Tim in Plymouth
My preacher had to get his picture taken there. (The church was the first floor of the barracks.)
The 1667 village
Apparently is was busier than usual.
Tim with a cannon
Tim with a cannon (again)
Me with a bigger canon :-)
Tim, ready to catch me when I jumped off the solder's platform
Me, mimicking the lady on the sign
Tim, doing a much better job of mimicking the lady on the sign
All of the stuff in the village (chairs, pots, cups, etc) is made on site.
One of the potters at work. They actually do a lot of historical research to figure out what the dishes used to look like.
The was a "Native Person" there who actually still hunts with a long bow.
The "Native Person"
The bows actually have a 60-100 lbs pull!
Tim, you are so strong! :-)
Before Tim realized he was in the picture of the information about the rare breeds program
After Tim realized he was in the picture of the information about the rare breeds program
Info on the goats. Turns out the goat that Tim was petting is one of only 300 Arapawa goats in the world.
A yoke... :-)
After visiting Plymouth Plantation, Tim and I walked around Plymouth for a little bit, before returning the Boston in time for dinner with the Cowall family.
Tim and me in front of the grist mill
Tim, looking in the window of the oldest house in Plymouth
There's a pottery store in one section of it.
The fireplace in the oldest house in Plymouth looked pretty cool.
Don't I look sad in the stocks?
And Tim just looks like he wants to kill the person who put him there!
Tim, on a bridge a the park where we parked the car in Plymouth
Tim and I on the bridge
Ashley Cowall and her family made Thanksgiving dinner for 32 people! Tim and I were some of the lucky ones who got to eat our meal with them. :-)
Tim and I on Thanksgiving
Mrs. Cowall collects wind up toys. Somani and I had WAY too much fun playing with her collection!
Even the tables in the Green Living Room (in my dorm, McCormick Hall) were decorated for us to eat on them.
Mr. and Mrs. Cowall
Tim and I helped the Cowalls clean up after dinner, including helping them cart stuff back out to their truck. It seemed like a waste of energy to walk next to an empty cart. :-)
I couldn't let Tim push me back without returning the favor later. :-)