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Old 01-13-2012, 09:34 AM   #71
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Stream'n 1987-2012 we've found a strict schedule sometimes spoils the fun.
Leave some wiggle room, as Kirmit said, "times fun, when your have'n flies"

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I think this years planning will be a lot looser than last years.

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They should already have the curriculum map on line. Most curriculum spells it out for you before recieve the curriculum. Just get online and look. I think your plan is awesome. Performance, visual, audio, with some reading is a great way to learn. I wish I could join you guys

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I didn't find one but I am going to email the company and ask for it.

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If you visit Monticello, don't miss James Monroe's estate right next door. Also don't miss Montpelier (James and Dolley Madison) about 30 miles down the road at Orange, VA. Three founding fathers' homes in one area.
Thanks. I will add it to the list!
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But it still was the site of the founding of the oldest continuous representative legislative body in the world. Plus, the museum is cool--the colonial craft workshops really do a great job of maintaining almost lost skills.
Did they really tell you that that? I think that the Isle of Man, and maybe Malta might take exception. Were they referring to some pre Colombian legislative body? Obviously, the English Parliament is older, as it authorized the Williamsburg assembly in the first place. What am I missing?
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Hmmm, there are some teachers and historians on this thread.


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Old 01-14-2012, 08:39 AM   #74
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Did they really tell you that that? I think that the Isle of Man, and maybe Malta might take exception. Were they referring to some pre Colombian legislative body? Obviously, the English Parliament is older, as it authorized the Williamsburg assembly in the first place. What am I missing?
The key here is continuous--the British Parliament was shut down for a few years since 1619 (when the Virginia House of Burgesses, now called the House of Delegates was founded). Don't know about the Isle of Man--but I do know that in 2008, Queen Elizabeth did come to VA on the anniversary of the Jamestown landing and recognized the House of Delegates for being oldest. But now I notice that the website qualifies this to the Western hemisphere.

That said, almost all of the houses at Colonial Williamsburg are original. I had been under the wrong impression that there were relocated houses (like Sturbridge Village, which I adore as well)--but I was corrected on that.

Granted--there is the question of restoration, which wasn't as conscious an effort in the 1930s as now--but the Foundation has worked to correct past errors. Also, there are a few new re-creations--a coffee house that was built about 5 years ago and a magazine/smiths shop which they are presently in the process of excavating and re-creating. These were built because the historic and social function are necessary components of the story and community CW presents. I think there were also a couple of craft shops built in the 80s, but they've torn them down in the past few years.
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Cooperstown. Yes, it has the baseball hall of fame but much more. The area was was the setting for The Leatherstocking Tales by James Fenimore Cooper. In fact, you can visit Natty Bumto's cave which would be a great adventure for the kids. Plus there is a great museum with life masks of some of the founding fathers including Jefferson and Adams. They can see what these people really looked like.

Also, the last time I checked, it has a 10,10,10 rated RV park on the lake.

Also, on your way to Boston, go up the east side of the Hudson and stop at Sleepy Hollow. Again, the kids will love it.

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Jamestowne (the real Jamestowne)

The best day of our trip to Williamsburg and the surrouning areas was our day spent at the original Jamestown settlement which has only been discovered and "unearthed" in the past 15-18 years. Everyone thought it had eroded into the river. Fabulous history!
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The best day of our trip to Williamsburg and the surrouning areas was our day spent at the original Jamestown settlement which has only been discovered and "unearthed" in the past 15-18 years. Everyone thought it had eroded into the river. Fabulous history!
Good point. The glassworks nearby (also part of the national park) are not to be missed. Speaking of national parks, we've accidentally visited the historic triangle in years past and found it to be national park week. This year it's April 21-29. This gets you free admission to all national parks. For a family, this can be a big savings. An in the historic triangle, two of the three destinations have national parks!

I highly recommend national park passports. Our kids love getting the stamps at the various locations. Even mom & dad bought one Hopefully we will fill them all up traveling in the Airstream.
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This 3-day weekend we are hitching up and going north to Old Sturbridge Village once again.
We arrived home a couple of hours ago with a new heated mattress pad.
MAN, it was cold!
4 degrees Saturday night, and a balmy 9 degrees last night.

Our cheeks may be a little wind-burned but we had an excellent weekend.
We learned about Elizabeth Freeman (Mum Bett) who was born into slavery and who would be the first African-American to successfully sue for her freedom in 1781.
At the heart of her case was the concept that all men are born free and equal.
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1. They could not give me a curriculum map of cities. I am just going to organize the data and have it ready when the curriculum arrives.
2. We have the National Park Annual Pass.... one of the best things we bought. We did take advantage of one of the free days before getting the pass.
3. Just might send that pm about for the museum critique but I am nowhere near ready for that.
4. Lastly, every time I think I'm close to getting it all put into the spreadsheet you guys pop in and give me more.....just wanted to say THANKS and keep it coming!
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Just finished organizing the data I have in a spreadsheet.

There are around 170 lines of suggestions and notes.
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The best day of our trip to Williamsburg and the surrouning areas was our day spent at the original Jamestown settlement which has only been discovered and "unearthed" in the past 15-18 years. Everyone thought it had eroded into the river. Fabulous history!
Thought I had made this post over the weekend but my phone was not working real well (we were camping!)

I agree with the above. Kinda. I love Williamsburg the best. But was amazed a few years ago to find the Jamestown settlement being dug out. What a great place to visit especially since I grew up there learning it was out in the river. And it was fun!! But then, just to add to the spreadsheet, take the Jamestown ferry to Surrey and get some peanut soup at the Surrey Inn. Then you may as well head on over to Smithfield for some of that world famous Smithfield ham.
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Thought I had made this post over the weekend but my phone was not working real well (we were camping!)

I agree with the above. Kinda. I love Williamsburg the best. But was amazed a few years ago to find the Jamestown settlement being dug out. What a great place to visit especially since I grew up there learning it was out in the river. And it was fun!! But then, just to add to the spreadsheet, take the Jamestown ferry to Surrey and get some peanut soup at the Surrey Inn. Then you may as well head on over to Smithfield for some of that world famous Smithfield ham.
I saw this and got too busy to comment... it has been added!
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Just wanted to update everyone...

I have ordered the homeschooling curriculum. I am hoping to follow the suggestion of letting the curriculum dictate our travels. I can't wait to open the curriculum and see where it will lead us!
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