Jamestown NY

Jamestown – Babalu Cafe then Street Basketball – Street Jam

We ate lunch at a delightful little breakfast & lunch diner called Babalu Cafe.  Good sandwiches and a delightful staff.  While we were chatting they told us about the Jamestown Street Jam which was under way that weekend.  The city paints dozens and dozens of half-court basketball courts on the downtown streets and 400+ teams compete in 3-on-3 play.  There are divisions for both men and women plus various age groups in a round-robin championship playoff.  Of course there were street vendors & lots of folks around to cheer on their favorites.  It was fun to watch, and Judith only had to restrain me a little from joining in — but I didn’t see an “over 60″ category!  Oh well!

Fenton House

After leaving downtown we stopped at the Fenton House, a museum dedicated to NY Gov. Reuben Fenton and Jamestown in general.  Many rooms of period (ca. 1863) furniture, as well as displays from the civil war period; progress on their archaeological digs on the site, and a section devoted to the Underground Railroad (which the Fenton House was a reputed part). For history buffs like us, it was great.

We will visit the Robert H. Jackson center another day!

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