We decided that since we had to be back to the motorhome by 4:00 (for the game) that we would go see the Plymouth sights, which was only 5 miles away. It is a relatively small town but has been fixed up with shops and restaurants down the main street and then the waterfront street is where Plymouth Rock and the replica Mayflower II are. The remainder of the historical sites are scattered
within a few blocks of the main strip.
We were so surprised at how SMALL the rock was. It apparently, at one point, was moved to the town after the Revolution as a show of strength.
This is the replica of the Mayflower. Just a gorgeous boat. It is hard to imagine how the pilgrims were able to make the voyage in such a small ship and carry sufficient food and drink for the trip. We also read that the first church was "gathered" in England and reconstructed here and possibly brought as well on the Mayflower.
This street is the oldest street in the United States having been made by the pilgrims as the first street of their settlement. There is a reproduction of the Village that shows what the street looked like in the day. The sign is bent and we wondered if someone had attempted to steal it for obvious reasons.
We saw this sign on the side of a building on the main street.
WE THINK IT SUMS UP THE STATE OF POLITICAL AFFAIRS IN THIS COUNTRY!!
We'll be in this area for 8 more days. Will be going to Cape Cod, New Bedford, Boston and surrounding areas.
We plan to be home by the end of the month. We are missing you guys.