You'll discover the perils and privileges of pirate life as you explore more than 200 artifacts recovered from the wreck of the Whydah -- the first fully authenticated pirate ship ever to be discovered in U.S. waters.
One of the most technologically advanced vessels of her day, the Whydah was captured on her maiden voyage as a slave ship by legendary pirate Sam Bellamy and his crew. After a few alterations and a quick hoist of the Jolly Roger, the Whydah became the flagship of Bellamy's flotilla, leading raids throughout Caribbean waters and up the Atlantic coastline.
Then on April 26, 1717, the perfect storm put an end to her pirating days, and the Whydah sank with most of her crew aboard-as well as the bounty from more than 50 captured ships. Almost 300 years later, underwater explorer Barry Clifford and his team managed to locate the wreck of the Whydah and painstakingly unearthed her treasures from the ocean floor."
IF IT SOUNDS LIKE A TRAVEL BROCHURE, IT IS...TAKEN FROM THE Denver Museum of Natural History website. Check it out and find a city near you, for the upcoming tour. In the meantime, Jaci had a little fun with her Captain Morgan pose (has anyone else seen that new commercial?!!!!!), a pirate "stiff", and my Mom, before we moved on to the bony dinosaur mayhem and madness division of the museum.
Take in a ball game this summer...living in Vegas, and not being surrounded by sports teams due to betting regulations, it's not something we get to do often. My sister-in-law, her kids, my son, and I rode the RTD downtown (always a interesting experience), to the game, where we met up with the "not so brave" souls that drove their own cars. Walk down a dark alley afterwards, to GET to those cars, and take in the sights there! We did!
Enjoy time with cousins...my niece, Jessi, had a 24th birthday - we've missed all the other ones by being away. Wear a princess tiara (or BUY a big, honkin' princess tiara party pinata...fill it with "shooters", if you're 24). HAVE A DRINK WITH AN UMBRELLA!
"We've seen everything good. We've seen the whole city! We went to a museum, we saw priceless works of art! We ate pancreas!"...Ferris Bueller's Day Off