Gas prices are just in time to confuse vacations, so here's a suggestion for a well-planned vacation. Pack the family and go out to see a historic home or a lifestyle museum. It's fun and interesting to see how our ancestors lived. This is a great idea for kids who are fascinated to see people in front of iPods and computers. Younger kids are happy to see how food is made and that people are dressed and what kind of toys are children a hundred years ago. Even teenagers can get terrible excitement when they see how to pump and cook by hand to wash their dishes or how to put a man's entire wardrobe on a few pegs.
Our leaders were very creative in finding solutions to easier life and easier workload. It is interesting to see how the problems of everyday physiological problems have been solved from the butterflies to room-size clothing, prints and medical devices. There are blacksmiths and merchants' homes, pioneering cabins and city mansions. Huge opportunities are available. Kids can throw tea at Boston Harbor and see Paul Revere's house or study a working plantation. They can look at a house or a barn. You can watch the flour of ground or butter fluttered. There are maritime communities such as Mystic, Connecticut, and early Spanish settlements such as St. Augustine, Florida. From east to west, you can visit the home of the rich and famous people of our past or the humiliating home of our daily staff.
Gardeners have herbs in medical science and food preparation, experimental gardens where new species have been tried and developed, and formal gardens for those who had the opportunity to walk on their domain.
What people thought of elegant years ago seem very strange to the likes of today, but they are all interested in providing a comfortable and elegant home as we do. They also have decorative fashions and favorite styles. This is a wonderful chance to check the floor and window treatments, furniture and colors. They can see the overcrowded Victorian mansion or enjoy the start of the arts and crafts movement. If we are able to see the invaluable records of national history, it will not only come to the understanding of the lives of people, but also with better ideas about the styles you enjoy. There are very few really new decorative styles. Most of them have updates or recreations that have gone before. There is a similar emotional appeal in a simple colonial room and in a clean, well-balanced modern interior.
There are historic homes and entire settlements throughout the country, from Williamsburg to very complicated to simple farm life museums and log houses. Most parts of the country find many of these homes within easy driving distance. Pack a picnic lunch and take a day. It's easy in the pocketbook and gives a better idea of the people born before the birth of our hometown. We have the opportunity to take a slower pace of life and experience our luxurious electric appliances, air conditioners and lightweight nursing supplies.
If the whole family enjoys this glimpse of the past, visit some antique malls and stores to get to know and recognize some of the antique and collectibles that are still around. It is fun to look at survivors that were once vital or valuable accessories in everyday life.
Contributions to this article by Suzanne Copenhaver, a consultant to GO 4 U
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