To turn our hearts and minds toward the roots of our Thanksgiving, I offer this photo-essay from our family vacation to Plymouth and Provincetown, Massachusetts this past summer. Happy Thanksgiving......and let us be truly thankful to our creator for all He has blessed us with.
|Stained glass window in the old Pilgrim church, commemorating the signers of the Mayflower Compact. Two of my ancestors' names are included in this, Stephan Hopkins and William Brewster.|
|Our kids at the grave of Pilgrim and first governor, William Bradford in the old Pilgrim cemetery on the knoll overlooking the bay where the Mayflower landed.|
|Makes me want to break out into the song "Rocky Top"|
|The reconstructed Plimoth Plantation|
|The Pilgrim Memorial at Provincetown|
|A park near the bay is the location of Elder William Brewster's original home|
|The enshrinement of "Plymouth Rock"|