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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Evans Escapades at Plymouth Rock. . .

 

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I know. . .I know. . .skip the rock. . .ha ha

several of you told me that. . .

but. . .if you’re that close. . .you gotta see it. . .right?

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it’s not really much to look at is it?

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but the story of why it is a National Landmark is interesting. . .

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this is the arbor it is housed under. . .

behind a fence. . .’cause people kept bringing their hammers and chisels

and taking away pieces of it. . .no wonder it’s so small. . .

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Mayflower II

a tour is available of the Mayflower replica if you are so inclined. . .we weren’t. . .

after hearing the Ranger’s tale about how the Pilgrims had to stay belowdeck

and out of the way of the crew for the entire trip, along with all the animals. . .

I was already feeling a little claustrophobic. . .

plus, we had toured three very similar craft in Jamestown . . .

so we chose to skip the tour.

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but the harbor was very pretty. . .

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so we just sat and enjoyed the view while we had lunch. . .

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looking up Leyden Street towards the First Church in Plymouth. . .

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isn’t this just a beautiful building? 

I didn’t realize until I was looking at the entryway pic. . .

we probably could have gone inside. . .

what a missed opportunity. . .

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this was Burial Hill, where several of the first Pilgrims are buried. . .

 

at this point, the rain that had been threatening became a reality,

so we hurried ourselves back to the car, and made our way home. . .

 

‘til next time,

Janice and Dave

 

 

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