Vacation Day 4: Plimoth Plantation & Cape Cod

by Felecia Eby May. 18, 2013 6194 views

I know this is taking me forever but I had way over a thousand photos to weed through. Only one more day to go.

I would so totally move in an instant if I could get even a comparable job there, so if anyone knows of anything. . . lol

Nah, I could never leave my Captains.

Massachusetts [] ~ Aaron Lewis (Staind)

We visited the Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth Massachusetts. This is the Wampanoag Homesite. It shows how the 17th-century Wampanoag would have lived along the coast during the growing season; planting their crops, fishing and hunting, gathering wild herbs and berries for food, and reeds for making mats and baskets.

This is a wetu, the Wampanoag word for house. It is also called a wigwam.

The staff in the Wampanoag Homesite are not role players. They are all Native People - dressed in historically accurate clothing.

This man is making a mishoon - the Wampanoag word for boat - using fire as a tool to hollow out a tree. He seriously was making one right then and there. Very cool.

This is inside a wetu. It had all kinds of pelts and fascinating things inside. There was a man doing something on the ground with fire, but I can't remember what it was. lol

See? Here he is doing whatever it was he was doing. Maybe Derek knows. (??)

This woman was actually cooking over this fire. She was using natural plants and stuff that were gathered. “Food is cooked over an open fire using only the ingredients that were available in the 1600s.”
How about that?! I think it is really neat.

The Plimoth Plantation 17th Century English Village

The people in this village are costumed role players portraying actual residents of Plymouth Colony. They all speak “Olde English” really well and are very convincing, but they really pissed me off too. You (at least I) could not, I mean absolutely not, get this chick to answer me as if it was 2013. I asked "How old is this building really?," and she kept giving me cheeky answers about how it was only just built in 1620, so it was only about 7 years old. I finally huffed out, clearly unhappy. I showed her. lol

This guy was mudding his wall. I guess technically it is called “daub” I really liked the look of him too. Could almost believe he wasn't from this time.

Just liked the look of it.

I couldn't believe this guy. I've never seen a rooster like this before. I've only seen the garden white/red variety. How boring. They actually have all kinds of farm animals, goats, lambs, chickens, cows, etc living there and they have real gardens and everything.

Can you imagine living like this? I kind of can. I mean, I'm a camper. A REAL camper, not the RV kind of camper. You know, the tent with a sleeping bag kind of camper. That being said, I've never done it for more than 13 days consecutively.


The evil, goat/ram whatever the heck it is thingy!! Totally scary. I actually had a photo of it looking at me, and I can't find it anywhere. It was really very terrifying.

We then drove down to Cape Cod. Only Hyannis and Chatham, but it was fun.
We ate at the Black Cat.

We had an Oyster Po Boy and

a Lobster Roll. Again, there was so much lobster I couldn't eat it all.

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Abe Jackson 7 years, 8 months ago

That was a great story.

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Christopher Jaffe 7 years, 11 months ago

Great set! i enjoyed it :)

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Hardy Kwan 8 years ago

Cool ~

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Theeyeofhorus 8 years, 2 months ago

Amazing pics! Great post!

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Moira 8 years, 3 months ago

Amazing set of this village.

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Tomie Poodle 8 years, 3 months ago

fantastic, they look so real!

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Lukesmom 8 years, 3 months ago

Great set! Love that shot of the green jug on the bench and the cool looking rooster! I think I went to Plymouth Plantation when I was really young. My Dad was from Weymouth, MA, which is right outside of Boston, so we went up there several times. Can't say I'd want to move there, though. Not compared to the shots of your hometown!!!

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Brenda Nelson 8 years, 3 months ago

What fascinating photos and commentary! I read every word and loved seeing the native peoples and the interiors of the homes/structures. My favorite shot was the brightly-colored rooster! Good job!

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Derek 8 years, 3 months ago

This was tons of fun!! Makes me think I was born in the wrong era.......

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Christa 8 years, 3 months ago

You are bringing back such a great variety of impressions, how lucky you are!!

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Gillian Parsons 8 years, 3 months ago

Such a great series and full of info NO you would never leave those Captains :-)

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Noel 8 years, 3 months ago

nice visit of this place

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Roxanne 8 years, 3 months ago

fantastic adventure you went on! thank you for sharing this through your wonderful visuals & text. live museums are the best!!!

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Maz 8 years, 3 months ago

Wow, so interesting!!!!

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Marsha 8 years, 3 months ago

What a VERY interesting collection....each shot has something so special!! You and Derek must have been popping energy vitamins to cram so much in a much fun to accompany you....from the comfort of my sofa ;))) Keep 'em comin', (((((Feebs)))))!!!

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Yves Monast 8 years, 3 months ago

looks like a cool place to visit it`my kind of place i like to visit ilike every thing that`s old well done........

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker 8 years, 3 months ago

What a fascinating place to visit. Love your story about the woman who wouldn't give you a straight answer - that would have driven me mad too!!

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Grasshopper44 8 years, 3 months ago


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Geya Besse Junqueira 8 years, 3 months ago

I enjoyed your post very much, made me giggle, and I like the igloo type of house (1st) and the sexy guy (2nd) best!

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Sadhya Rippon 8 years, 3 months ago

I have really loved looking through these posts Feebs. Looking forward to seeing more soon. What a fantastic and interesting place.

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Walter 8 years, 3 months ago

Those were the times... Great set! :-)

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Antonio Gil 8 years, 3 months ago

I love these live museums. But here all the museums are dead museums. Keep them coming.

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Stormfish 8 years, 3 months ago

1620 - 7 = 1613. 2013 - 1613 = 400 years old.

but probably it was renovated completely in 2006. ;-)

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Paolo Martini 8 years, 3 months ago

Very, Very interesting and so beautiful shots, Felicia ! Thank you for sharing, Grazie
Ciao !!! ;o)

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Gonia 8 years, 3 months ago

very interesting.

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Marilyn Grimble 8 years, 3 months ago

A really fascinating series of photos and reportage Felicia. Thanks for this info.

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Pete 8 years, 3 months ago

great share

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Josy 8 years, 3 months ago

I like following you in your holidays and your "fit of bad temper" to the cheeky answers :)

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Mark 8 years, 3 months ago

Great set! love the inside light on 10 and 12 and great color of that rooster # 11!

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Jacki 8 years, 3 months ago

I really love going on vacation while sitting on my couch! Great day... now about " cam... ping". When JR and I met I told him that if he EVER mentioned "the c word" it would be all over between us! 8^)

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Eric J H Joyce 8 years, 3 months ago

Love #9, great set.

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