Friday, October 22, 2010
A Visit to the Past
This week, my daughter and I took a little trip up to Sturbridge, Massachusetts. We got outta town Tuesday as soon as I left work and headed north. We stayed overnight and woke up Wednesday and made a bee line for Old Sturbridge Village.
Old Sturbridge Village is a replicated village, made with real historical buildings from other states, set in the 1800's. It is a beautiful and wonderfully historical place to visit. We used to go many times a year when the kids were elementary school age, and this was our first back in about five years.
The weather was absolutely perfect for our visit. Here a peek at what we enjoyed:
This is one of the walking paths through the village.
This is the kiln located just outside of the potter's shed.
You can see the supply of kindling in the background that is used to keep the kiln's fire burning......
And in the picture below, a meal is being prepared 1800's style. There are strings of apple rings hanging from the ceiling above the table and there are flies everywhere!
What a beautiful harvest! The wood box in this picture actually inspired us about 10 years ago to make a similar one for our woodstove........
Lace was quite appalled with this 'two-seater' outhouse located just nearby the one-room schoolhouse:
Everywhere we turned, we saw spectacular sights of autumn.......
I love the vibrant orange of these heirloom pumpkins........
If you live in or near New England, check out Old Sturbridge Village. The web address is osv.org. Admission rates are reasonable and are good for two day passes. It is a wonderful way to spend time with your family. I am so glad we went!!
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!