Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Final Day

As I wrap up my stay here in Virginia, I'd like to express my gratefulness to all of my friends who helped me out getting used to the culture and differences down here. One thing I have forgotten to mention which I believe is important is the role of women. Women down here are much more free to do what they want. I have mixed feelings about whether or not this is good, but it certainly is different! Back home women are expected to cook and clean and do their housewife duties. It would take some getting used to, but I think maybe that this could work back home. I will be sure to mention it when I arrive back home.
I now have all of my belongings packed and I am about to load it on the wagon. Overall I feel this trip was very enlightening and I am excited to come back soon. Good bye for now!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Lazy Day 4

Good evening. Today was a very laid back and relaxed day. Not much t talk about. I did have a nice long conversation with my good friend this morning about the strange form of government here. You see, back in New England, we had the Mayflower compact which is a well run system based on the majority vote. Here, they have this thing called the House Burgesses. The house of Burgesses is where they send one representative to fight for the colony's vote on subject matter. I find this very odd and like how things work back home better. I must go now for I have to retire to bed early tonight considering the big day of packing I have tomorrow for my long trip home. Fun.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Going to Church

Today I joined my friends as they went to church. Religion here is much different than back home. We all believe in the protestant religion in New England which is separate from the normal Christian church. I did not enjoy it because I have very different beliefs and I will not be attending church again for the rest of my trip. I must get going now for I am attending lunch with a good friend of mine in the village.
This is the church I attended this morning


Sunday, October 31, 2010

Arival in Virginia

I arrived to the Virginian Colonies early this morning after the long journey here. I have already noticed a lot of major differences from my home in New England. For one, a major crop here is tobacco. Back in New England, tobacco is very rarely grown. Another difference is the culture. Back home, the people have orgins from all over Europe (Spain, England, Ireland) but here, is 99.9% English people. It's a major difference that takes some getting used to. Anyway, I've got to get back to the field to help out with preparing dinner for tonight.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Long day of traveling

The state of Virginia (My Destination)
Today was my first day of traveling as part of my long journey to Virginia. I am quite tired and could use a rest but I know I must only rest for a couple hours and then get back on my way if I want to reach Virginia by Saturday. I am anxious to see what kind of lifestyle Virginians have and see the changes from our own culture here in the Mass Bay. I have to go now and cook up the wild goose our wagon ran over on the way here for dinner.