Saturday, October 22, 2011

A Saturday Snippet

Yesterday Amanda and I took a drive up to southeastern Massachusetts with my cousin Amy to pay a visit to Old Sturbridge Village, one of the country's largest living history museums and touted as "a must-see destination to experience early New England life from 1790-1840." I had been to OSV once a very long time ago (I'm pretty sure it was 1967) on a Sunday afternoon when my beloved grandfather took my oldest brother and myself up and naturally the memories that I had from then in no way matched up with the Old Sturbridge Village of today. As I told my cousin on our way home yesterday, I really shouldn't go back to places that I went to when I was a kid as it's too depressing to have childhood memories go "poof!" when I see how much things have changed. Either that or I just learn to adapt better!

Anyhow, just a few quick pictures from the day as I'm heading out the door in a few minutes to meet up with Amy again and participate in one of the Walktober events being held in my hometown of Canterbury. It's a beautiful day for it and maybe - just maybe - there might be a colorful leaf or two left on a tree!

A view of the village from the entrance

The Old Sturbridge Village stagecoach coming ...
... and going!
Of course I was quite pleased to have found a covered bridge even if it wasn't authentic!

There was a little foliage by the sawmill but it was pretty scarce I'm afraid.

6 comments:

  1. I love to revisit my childhood memories! Of course they don't live up to the memory... they're not supposed to, silly!

    It sure looks purdy from where I'm sitting! :)

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  2. Things can change over the years, or the memory can play tricks.

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  3. oh my, just beautiful!!!

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxoox

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  4. What a scenic tourist spot!

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  5. Ooooh how I love your fall design. And your pictures are even better :)
    Hope you feel better soon! I hope it's not pneumonia...

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  6. What Empress Bee said. I think you captured fall very nicely too. Way more than I see around here, but you know that since you've lived in the central valley of California.

    Have a terrific day and feel better soon. :)

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