Did I ever tell you…

About the time we went to Old Sturbridge Village?

002“A History Lesson You’ll Never Forget.”  Have truer words ever been spoken?

Seriously, it was awesome.  if you ever find yourself in the area (easy day trip from Boston, Worcester, Springfield, or Hartford) get thee to the Village!  We went during Homeschool days and it was great fun.  We got there when it opened and for at least 2 hours there were no other school tours going on.  Just big van families galore.  Inside, the reenactors are all friendly, knowledgeable and happy to answer your burning questions.  If you have kids who like to know everything about everything OR if you are like me (ahem, super nerdy)  and have a million questions about spinning wool into yarn or apprenticeships or blacksmithing, they will patiently answer your every question!

He's shearing it, not killing it!  I promise!
He’s shearing it, not killing it! I promise!
Shooting real musket balls into the woods.  No Redcoats were harmed during this demonstration.
Shooting real musket balls into the woods. No Redcoats were harmed during this demonstration.

022And if you get bored and you have indulgent grandparents, there’s always the gift shop where you can find all manner of bonnets that you MUST HAVE and will never again wear.  AND penny candy!!  Hooray for penny candy!  And fudge!  And stuff stuff stuff!!

I think i loved it more than the kids, but I’m really okay with that.

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