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I have inserted a map of the site that was the first Jamestown. The river has torn away 300 feet of bank and you can see that part of the fort wall is in the river now. One of the plantation people rescued the spot by putting concrete in the river against the land, but a lot more will have to be done and with the huge storm coming up the coast my first thought is what will happen there on the bank. I left the camera in the RV the day we went to the see the museum of artifacts and to see the archeologists. But the web sites had some great pictures I have used here. You will see the beginnings of a building that is believed to have housed the first people. The church was rebuilt three times in the 1600’s and more recently. You know of course, that Pocahontas did not marry John Smith, but a later planter and went to England with him and their child and met Queen Ann. She grew sick and died before sailing from England but her son Thomas grew up and many Virginians descend from him.
So much for the history lesson-but when you meet the archeologists you get so excited that they have found so much and how many questions are answered. These days in this gorgeous air and colors has been some of our best. We are concerned about the coming storms and are watching news and talking to other RVers about what they plan to do. So strange-I got some ideas from the Arkansas couple on one side of us who thought if we just went west to Charlottesville near Monticello we would be in less weather. Then I took Shadow for a walk and met the people on the other side of us. Can you believe they are from Walnut Creek??????!!!!!!!
They are planning not to wait, but leave tomorrow and move slowly south into North Carolina, go down to Raleigh and so on- staying at Walmarts and move into South Carolina. When the storm passes we could decide whether to get to the campsite Nov. 1st near Charleston.You know the land near the shorelines could be damaged. He invited Russ and I over in the morning to look at what he knows of the possible path of the storm. It is so up in the air, but I love that I am surrounded by people who have good ideas, and that California neighbors are traveling with us. I am blessed as usual.
Oh yes, one more thing we are sitting in the RV watching beautiful San Francisco from the Giants Stadium and pretty excited about the Giants winning the first. Hope tonight goes as well.