Fleeton Year of Adventure travel blog

Our Middleborough campground - very nice, but empty and leaf-strewn

Plimoth Plantation - recreated pilgrim's village, with the Atlantic Ocean in the...

The plantation's program of breeding original species of livestock and plants

The Mayflower II

Plymouth Rock

We had spent extra time in Middleborough - resting, working on chores, and getting some maintenance work done on the motorhome. We left on Thursday morning and drove to nearby Plymouth, where we did the Pilgrim thing, of course. First we went to Plimoth Plantation (they spell it that way) to see a recreated Pilgrim village, populated by actors acting out the roles of real members of the Mayflower community. Unfortunately, in the fall, with Thanksgiving coming for the Americans, every school in Massachusetts sends field trips there - when we went in fairly early in the morning there were 3 tour buses and 7 school buses there. By the time we came out, rather frazzled by all the kids, there were at least twice that many of each. We drove on into the town of Plymouth, where we saw the Plymouth Rock which is "said" to be where the first pilgrims got off the ship, and we went for a tour of the Mayflower II, a replica which was built in England and sailed across to America in 1957.

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