The very essence of modern America took root on the banks of the James River in 1607, at Jamestown, Virginia ...13 years before the pilgrims founded Plymouth in Massachusetts.
Brainyboy's 5th grade class left this morning, en masse, on a big honkin' luxury bus to visit Williamsburg, Jamestown and Monticello. We got up at 5am this morning and waved them away after 6. The bus has wireless internet access and satellite TV. Chew on that for a while. Oh, yes, Tennessee Kings, the keeper of the library at his school and mom of one of the other 5th graders, is going with them. I told her she should live-blog the trip...
We've visited Williamsburg twice before and had a wonderful time together. The area is so steeped in American history it's a fascinating place to visit.
And it doesn't hurt this is there, too.
He and his class get back late Thursday night. Keep them all in your thoughts as they travel the roads of America.