As you know we had a very busy, event filled weekend. DD had a very good birthday, which concluded today with a family cookout and a "friendly" game of football...of course, by Maggie rules! I have to say I think I've thrown out my shoulder, I've taken Advil and put some IcyHot on it...cause tomorrow it's gonna really hurt if I don't!
In sports ...UVA lost...Red Sox won, one more game and they will sweep the World Series...Cowboys were on a bye this week and Maggie's Team won (I was on Maggie's team).
As you all know yesterday was a sad day for Hubby and I, our last time volunteering at Explore Park. As we entered the park we looked at everything differently, taking in as much of the scenery as possible...the smells...making sure we spoke to as many park employees as we could, many we may never see again.
The 18th Century Report~~
There was a flurry of activity, as I sat in in the Hofauger House (19th Century) I could hear the musket and cannon fire and the Virginia Highlands Pipe and Drums played (minus one piper...our friend Sonny became a new pappa this past Wed.~a new little piper named Owen)
Of course there are no pics of hubby but he demonstrated the art of powder horn making on the Frontier.
The 19th Century Report~~
We had a pretty busy day...the flow of visitors remained steady but still down from years past. Tears were shed, but the day went on with a lot of laughter too.
I spent the day spinning... (Hey...I got into one of my "skinnier" dresses)
Hubby and I had to visit Mount Union Church, where we were married. This was very difficult, what will happen to it?
This looks strange because we are dressed in 2 different centuries...is he a ghost or am I a visitor from the future?!
We stood in the same spot where we changed our lives, for the better, just over 5 years ago.
If you've never visited Explore Park they send you through the centuries by starting in the 17th century Totero Indian villiage...then the 18th century Fort Vause and finally the 19th century where many of the buildings are "original", they've been moved from various locations around the valley. What will happen to them?
One REALLY annoying thing that happened was the "unwanted visitor", which as I was told, has happened occasionally in past months...the man who's supposed to develop it flew a helicopter overhead for about 30 minutes-really low-totally breaking the atmosphere of being in a different time period...another sign to me that he has very little interest in keeping this place historic!
The final photo of the day...(Miss Sherry changed too quick for the shot)
My friends...Dave aka Dr. Tooms; Kimberly aka Mrs. Hofauger; Rachel, Sherry and Me!
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