The day started with the walk to the bus and an adorable Lola.
We started with St Peters church. As we walked in, I was instantly transported back to my childhood. When I was a kid, I grew up in upstate NY. My parents made a point of it to travel to historical sites. So I've been to a lot of the historical buildings from the past of my church, as well as places of US historical importance. Some of my fondest memories are of our trip to Boston where we saw the "One if by land, 2 if by sea" tower, historical churches and graveyards and the USS Constitution (Old Ironsides). I also remember going to a historical theme park of sorts - the name escapes me, but we went on an old ship and they had a colonial village.
Anyway, I just love old churches! And this one was amazing. The first part of the church was built in 1614. There's just something awe inspiring standing in a building that old!
|The center of the church.|
|The Original section. The wood was so aged and beautiful and the pews are the traditional pews that families used to purchase...and apparently get locked into during service.|
|From the mid 1600's on!|
|The baby crypts were heartbreaking...not just because they were babies, but because of the sheer number of them.|
|See how the guys back there have their feet on it? They just step off and...|
|Whoosh! I'm not gonna lie...it was hot and humid that day and we all wanted a turn!|
|Three of four watching the dunking!|
We also stopped in at Town Hall, where the girls got to making some rulings!
After some lunch we jumped back on the bus to go to the lighthouse! Up the narrowest, windiest roads you ever saw. On a bus. Thank goodness it wasn't a long distance, both Piper and I were dealing with some motion sickness.
The lighthouse was beautiful...the view - even more!!
|Really purty...and who knew that 85 steps seem like forever.|
|This is a view of the beach we spent the day at a few weeks ago - Clearwater Beach!|
|And Ryder...ready to fly away, even though he was terrified of the height.|
While walking back to the bus stop, Lola made a new friend.
|This is just before he head butted her in the stomach. She's ok.|
But not to worry! There's a Part 3! It's an extended weekend for the Huntsman's as school started at home today. So, might as well make the best of it! One more full day until we head home.