It’s Friday! Yay! Casey Wyatt here.
Because I am triple blogging today, I thought I would share some photos from one of my favorite places to visit here in New England – Old Sturbridge Village. The village is an early 1800’s living history museum located in Sturbridge, Massachusetts.
The first time I ever went there was for a 5th grade class field trip. I’m sure we all remember those. A bunch of mostly bored school kids, just biding their time until they could raid the gift shop. My most vivid memory of that trip was the the Old English Black pigs and my mom (who was chaperoning) constantly pulling this one boy – Dominic – away from all bodies of water.
Another fond memory – I convince my soon to be husband to go to the village with me, in hopes that he will fall under its spell and want to return many times. Well, that’s not exactly what happened. We were walking through the lovely town green . . .
And he looks around at all the historic buildings and says jokingly, “So where is Ye Olde Whorehouse?” Okaaay. I still tease him about that comment.
Needless to say, he indulged me for a few years while the boys were young, then begged off any more visits to OSV. A dark day for me…
But not all hope was lost. Younger son enjoyed the village as must as me. Joy!
We have visited the village together at least once a year for the last six years. Two years ago, we became members. And now we go several times a year.
Most recently we attended their sixth annual Redcoats and Rebels event. The largest Revolutionary reenactment in the United States. To see more pictures of the event visit me here.
Younger son is sixteen and so far he still wants to go places with me. I know someday, sooner than I would like, he will move onto the next phase of his life. But until then, I’m savoring every visit.
How about you? What is your favorite place to make memories? And who do you like to spend time with?