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Monday, December 04, 2006

Plimoth Plantation and Salem

This day is simple- the morning at Plimoth Plantation and the afternoon in Salem- a little relief from the day before! :)

The recreated Plimoth Plantation

A wild chicken chase! :)
Amy and Sarah Stinnett, Jubliee Phillips, Iryna Patty and Faith Phillips, who is running off the picture

Daniel with Joe Patty reading the Bible in the church

Be careful when you ask a pilgrim for a job - you might end up carrying manure up the street like Master Valenti and Master Botkin!

Sarah Patty raking the garden

Cooking over an open fire place

Dr Paul Jehle- with the statue of Roger Conant behind him- met our tour group in Salem (meaning the city of peace) and gave us so much information, history and application. He, along with Mr. Phillips, took us to the birthplace of Nathaniel Bowditch and down the streets of Salem. Mr. Phillips rightly called it "witchcraft alley", for it is hard to find a shop that does not have something to do with the occult.

We went to the Salem cemetery and Dr. Jehle gave us one of the most important talks of the whole trip, on the Salem Witch Trials. His talk is also on CD and is highly recommended. Although I have heard this talk before on previous F&F tours and listened again to it on CD, it was good to be reminded of the themes and lessons of the trials.
At dusk we went to Derby Wharf and saw a replica ship of the one Nathaniel Bowditch sailed. While there our tour guides gave us some good pointers and insights on how to read and interpret Nathaniel Hawthorn's writings, who was also born in Salem.

We ended our day with great food and great friends in Plymouth. It is always fun the spend the evening with our tour director, Brian Howell, his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Bob Howell and their grandchildren, Hannah and Maloree Crocker.

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