Monday, April 12, 2010

Things historical.

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.

Linda

6 comments:

Tina said...

I am glad you are having fun. I am wrangling chickens today, and rearranging their pasture and the garden. Right now I am taking a break, and sipping iced tea. Phase one complete.

Anonymous said...

Everyone needs a break and I'm glad that you got one! Sounds like you had a blast on your off days!
Carol

Theresa said...

I love history too and considered myself lucky at a young age to have grown up near Boston MA. In fact not to far from the where the Battle of Lexington & Concord was fought (4/19/1775) and of course, near Walden Pond. I always wanted to ride my horse on Paul Revere's route but was told by concerned parents that Route 2 was just a bit busier than in 1775. :-)
Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend!

Bonnie said...

History is so interesting. Glad you had fun.

LA said...

I wrangled history today, too! Of course it was in deed books and plat maps!!!! I'm so glad you are having such a good vacation in VA. But, come back to us soon!

Anonymous said...

Theresa, Boston is a wonderful place. My husband and I went there six years ago. I really enjoyed it there.

Linda