Monday, May 24, 2010

Nina and Pinta

We recently had the opportunity to go aboard replicas of the Nina and the Pinta! I could hardly imagine traveling across the ocean on such a vessel - and knowing that much work and hardship awaited them on the other side of the voyage. It gave me a new perspective on the sacrifices made even to embark on such a journey... enjoy the pictures!

Can I just say that I adore this photo? It is not anything spectacular in many ways - but I am in love with how Samuel's little shaved head is turned my way - his eyes fixed on me and his sweet smile hindered only by a finger in his mouth. My other two have outgrown gazing at me so adoringly - I just love this:

Can you imagine traveling across the ocean in a boat like one of these?

11 comments:

Ginger said...

Several years ago another such ship docked here, and it is hard to imagine how very small they were to be seaworthy.

Leanne said...

the good thing about boys, Monica, is they gaze at you that way for many years...I am often referred to as Princess Mommy; I have had several sweet marriage proposals; and have been asked to dance and go on "dates" with my boys! My older lady friends tell me that when girls get married, it makes your heart smile...but when your son gets married, it will break your heart!!
Enjoy those gazes!

Wendi said...

Those who came across on those type of ships were a hardy stock! I can not imagine how difficult the trip must have been. Great experience!

Mrs. K said...

We have the replica of the Santa Maria in Columbus, Ohio. I toured it when I was in high school but recently went past it again and want to bring my boys to tour it. Are those boats docked permanently by you or was it a traveling thing?

Grace said...

*SIGH* Little Boys! ;)

Jenny said...

As a teen I had the privilege of staying over night on a boat like these, out in the bay. There is a oceanography program at Dana Point where the students go to learn about the ocean and sleep on the boat. I was in awe that people actually lived on those boats for months at a time.

May said...

I am a little jealous...They were docked when I was sick, so my plans to go had to be changed. It is great to see some pictures and experience it second hand. The girls look like they had a lot of fun.

asnipofgoodness said...

Thanks for dropping by Monica, and commenting.
Oooooh, my kids would have loved to see that ship, me too. Do you all know the Classical Convo song for that one??? I have it in my head now HA HA. It was the very first of the history songs that we learned. Thanks for sharing, cute picture of you all!

Angela said...

We did this too recently in Cincinnati.

http://homeschoolingandlovingit-angela.blogspot.com/2009/10/field-trip.html

We enjoyed it!

Angela

Josh and Crystal said...

How Fun! We had the opportunity to check out some similar ships over here on the west coast called Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftan. They were so interesting. I too, could hardly imagine living on them for months. The Lady Washington was actually used in one of the Pirates of the Carribean movies!

Rachel @ The Cupcake Sprinkles In Life said...

How Fun Is That!?!

Great Field Trip!!!