While there, Rich and I celebrated our first anniversary. Our friend Julie made us a cake, which was amazing! It was such a wonderful way to celebrate, spending time with great friends in a beautiful setting.
We actually left Michigan the Thursday before the event and gave ourselves a whole day to go to the museum and village as tourists, which was fantastic! I've been there four times now, and Julie has been three...but we had never had a chance to go into all the buildings because the reenactors are always so busy during the actual event weekend. Not that that's bad--there's tons of chatting with friends, catching up, talking to visitors, and it's all great--but we wanted to see all the cool stuff!
Walking around as visitors was really a blast and we had a fantastic visit. The interpreters were all VERY knowledgeable about their various stations and activities, even when I asked weird questions. They were so welcoming and approachable, and I learned a LOT! Even without trying to! ;)
|This little guy caught my eye in the village's brewery--the only working |
19th century brewery in the US!
|These cows were not impressed with us.|
|The Susan Greene collection was, as always, flawless.|
If you haven't been to Genesee Country Village & Museum and ever find yourself up in that neck of the woods, it is definitely worth a look! It did take us a whole day to see the museum and village, and we still didn't hit everything, but even a few hours there would be wonderful.
For more pictures, check out my Flickr album. I already can't wait for next year!