there is really no better way for children to learn about history than for them to live it. and so that is what they have been doing for the past few days. my father has a hobby which involves living like a pre-1800 mountain man in the fur trade era. my children find few things more exciting than getting lost up in the mountains with their papa, living, dressing up and playing like they are in a different time. bows and arrows, tomahawks, braids and bonnets abound. campfires, wildflowers and old & new friends are only a few of the very wonderful things they get to experience.
me? well, usually i am there like a good mother. tending to the campfire, cooking via a dutch oven. but not this time. me and my mom had some much needed girl time. we stayed at a local historical bed and breakfast. had tea, went for a long walk, did some shopping and had a wonderful dinner. what a very refreshing, memorable weekend we all had. hope yours was too!