Wednesday, September 30, 2009

W is for...

Wednesday! Well, not only that, but for Old World Wisconsin, too! Remember how last week we were on break from school? Well, I planned some fun family activities to build great memories and just plain enjoy our time off. We kicked off the week with a visit to a friend. Then on Tuesday, I took the girls to see Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. {You can sign up for Movie Time emails here for Classic Cinemas and automatically earn yourself a free popcorn coupon. Obviously, you should wait to sign up until you're prepared to use the coupon.} Our BIG outing of the week was to Old World Wisconsin. We packed a picnic lunch and the weather was perfectly lovely for a day outside. It was so much more than a museum. I guess I would classify it as 'living history'; one of the biggest ones in the world at 576 acres. There were animals roaming about the various houses, people tending gardens, a teacher in the schoolhouse, and characters just going about daily chores. This place was great for all ages. The Husband was really excited to go and I'd have to admit that I was too. I'll just let the pictures speak for themselves.

Some of these cast iron stoves were actually lit, so the people 'living' in the house would warn you, in case you had little ones in your group. A lady had just taken some soda bread out of one of the ovens, just as we had arrived.


Can you tell that I was totally mesmerized by the General Store? I mean...fabric...buttons...yarn!

The girls helping take the wash off the line.

My grandma has a treadle sewing machine just like this one.

I was almost expecting things in the 'exhibits' to be fake, call it "museum mentality". I actually squeezed one of these tomatoes just to be sure.

Check out that cheeeesey smile! I just couldn't help myself to a few little comments here and there. We all loved our week break. I can't wait to plan some fun things for the next one!


stephanie said...

That looks like Old Sturbridge Village in MA. I love walking back in time.

Stephanie said...

My granny has a sewing machine just like that one too!

Peaceful Chaoz said...

Looks like fun!!

I inherited a sewing machine like that from my great grandma!! ;0)

chadandnikki said...

This is the coolest place ever. We're taking our youth to something similar in NC for Christmas. You've made me even more excited.

Heather said...

What a great set of pictures! I can't wait for our little one to be big enough to head over to OWW. My husband is not so thrilled with the idea, but I think I'll sweet talk him into it! Mike just had too many boring things when he was in school and doesn't realize how neat something like this would be.

Glad you had a good time! Did you swing by Sprecher? :)


christina said...

i am loving this post! Your photography skills are rockstar! Love love this! :)

Jeana said...

What an awesome experience for your cute family.