Thursday, October 25, 2012

Plymouth, Massachusetts

Over the weekend, JenniSixx and I spent the day in Plymouth, Massachusetts. You may have heard of Plymouth before. It's where the Pilgrims landed in 1620 to start over in the New World. 

In September 1620, during the reign of King James I, around 100 English men and women–many of them members of the English Separatist Church–set sail for the New World aboard the Mayflower, a three-masted merchant ship. The ship landed on the shores of Cape Cod, in present-day Massachusetts, two months later, and in late December anchored at Plymouth Rock, where they would form the first permanent settlement of Europeans in New England. Though more than half the original settlers died during that grueling first winter, the survivors were able to secure peace treaties with neighboring Native American tribes and build a largely self-sufficient economy within five years.

 We didn't do much but walk around the beautiful Harbor.  Since it was a warm fall day, it was quite enjoyable to just walk around and take in all the history that was surrounding us. 

Here are the pictures I took. 

Mayflower II

Plymouth Harbor

Photo by Mree
Landing Place of the Pilgrims.

Plymouth Rock

Photo by Mree

Gift Shop 

Photo by Mree

I don't even know where to begin about Plymouth. It holds such a significant role in American History and there really is so much to see and do. There is also so much to learn. 

We did make sure to see Plymouth Rock.  While we had seen The Rock before, we had to see it again. The reason for that is, well, as kids, we always heard about THE ROCK and when you are a kid, everything is bigger, right? So, when you finally see The Rock, you are like, "Oh, THAT'S the ROCK!!", you are kind of disappointed.  It's much smaller than you think.  For some reason, that just makes us laugh. Of course, it was packed with excited tourists taking of pictures of it and of course, we had to do the same. Lol. 

To learn more about Plymouth, visit Destination Plymouth County
It's a great website to learn about Plymouth and the history of the Pilgrims. 

Have you visited Plymouth?
Let me know, I love hearing from you!
Best, M.
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