Plans are made. Dates are set. Another item will be struck off of the infamous Travel To-Do List!
We got tickets to Schlitterbahn, so I’ll be able to cross #48 off of my travel to-do list later this summer! So excited!! It’s been WAY too long since I’ve been to a water park.
Thank you to http://www.thereinventionofjessica.blogspot.com
Well, I’m sad to say that our Kickstarter project, “Dressing Germany” failed. Miserably. For now, our book is on hold until we can come up with the funding to finish it. We’re taking some time to regroup, and explore other options. I’ve already started researching grants available for writers. Unless something else becomes available, we will run another Kickstarter in time for next summer. Also, hoping maybe we can save up to buy the camera equipment separately throughout the next year so that will significantly lower the amount that we will have to ask for next time.
I hope you all will stick with us until we can get our book onto store shelves. When it does become available for purchase, it will be an invaluable reference for costume and fashion designers.
Also, I want to personally thank all of you who do believe in our project, for those who pledged and those who shared our link on Facebook and Twitter. Alan and I appreciate it greatly!
I thought it might be nice to celebrate America’s Independence Day with some Colonial travel facts.
1. It took 2-3 months to sail from England to the Colonies in the eighteenth-century.
2. By horseback, it could take two weeks to travel from Boston to Philadelphia.
3. Colonists traveled by water, foot, horse, carriage, and wagon.
4. George Washington worked as a land surveyor starting at the age of seventeen.
5. By 1776, there were 2.4 million people living in the thirteen colonies.
6. While the area comprised of the states that make up the original thirteen colonies comes to 360,000 square miles, the new United States in the early 1780’s had over 800,000 square miles of land ceded to it from Britain.
7. 85% of colonists were from or descended from the British Isles in 1776.
8. The Triangle Trade was a system of trading routes during Colonial times. It involved African slaves, Caribbean rum and molasses, and British finished goods.
9. Virginia became the first colony in 1607 with the founding of Jamestown by a group of English colonists. Georgia became the last of the thirteen in 1732 when it became a debtor’s colony.
10. You can still visit many of Colonial America’s historic sites, including Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Williamsburg in Virginia, and Bunker Hill in Boston.