What?! You didn't have April 26 marked on your calendar as the 400th Anniversary of the first landing of the Virginia Company ships at Virginia Beach?
The Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Discovery moored a few yards off the beach on this date in 1607, with good old Captain John Smith aboard (he happened to be in shackles at the time, as some of the others in charge accused him of plotting a mutiny).
Well, bright and early (and reeeeeeeeeeally cold) this morning, we boarded buses and headed several miles up the road to First Landing State Park, where the "first landing" was re-enacted and commemorated. It was great fun (and did I mention cold?) and educational. Just a little conference perk.
Tomorrow, on to Jamestown!