I love history! I discovered this in high school. I especially enjoy the colonial era of America. When my husband and I were married we had the ceremony at a church in Jamestown, Va. It was a small church that we were told was built in the 1700's. We spent the first night of our honeymoon at the Williamsburg Inn. Back then it was affordable. Now it is very expensive.
I enjoy this time period so much that I live it once a month! Our youngest son and I don our 18th century reproduction clothing and head out to a historic site where we live in a small cabin and live the 18th century life for visitors. We have done this for ten years. We love it!
Last week we found ourselves back in Virginia to visit my mother in law. I stole away for a few hours and toured George Washington's grist mill and distillery. http://www.mountvernon.org/visit/plan/index.cfm/pid/356/ They actually made rye whiskey there two years ago. Unfortunately, they wouldn't let us have a taste.
I also toured Woodlawn Plantation. http://woodlawn1805.org/ It is a wonderful home! This is very close to the grist mill. Also nearby is Mount Vernon. http://www.mountvernon.org/ I tried to go to the greenhouse to buy some plants but they wouldn't let me unless I toured the house, too. I have done that two times before so I didn't want to do it this time. Oh well. It was worth a try.
Well, there you have it. This is what I have been doing recently. Still no weaving. My husband and I are hoping to look at flooring this Saturday. One of these days the studio will get done but not anytime soon. Sigh.