14.3.12

yesterday was a perfect day for an outing, we travelled north of toronto to black creek pioneer village, a place that I visited often as a kid and havn't been there for 25 years. j and I gave both kids a talk about what to expect, trying to explain that we were going back in time, when we were there many questions came up, "what do you mean they didn't have electricity?", or "no computers in the school?" all kinds of things, and I think they enjoyed it. I really like the photos I took there (which I will have to show in a few parts), there's a homestead simplicity that is everywhere.

when we were on the porch of one of the houses snacking - j asked if I could live this life, a simpler life and I immediately said yes! I think I can do it on a regular basis, when we go to the cottage I am cut off from the outside world and it's simplicity is nice and relaxing, a nice way to turn certain parts of your brain off. I will show you more photos tomorrow.
p.s. yes it did feel like I was in that m night shyamalan film, without the scary stuff.

14 comments:

  1. Such wonderful pictures...
    I'm already looking forward to see more tomorrow!

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  2. I hope one day to live basic like that. I live in a very busy city right now and I enjoy it, but I'll have enough of it one day and then I need a small cottage and a huge garden packed with pets.

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  3. I loved visiting these types of places when I was a kid! And like you, I could totally live like that!

    Thanks for sharing your great photos with us. I especially like the last one!

    ;)

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  4. i could definitely live that way and who knows perhaps when i retire i will try it for a while
    a log cabin in the forest or a small cottage off the grid by the sea
    xo

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  5. Nice family photos! I used to love Black Creek Pioneer Village as a kid. There is a wonderful tranquility there.

    My favourite question from when my girls were younger was when ChloƩ asked me if I was alive when the dinosaurs still existed!!! :) (I think she was around 3 or 4 at the time.)

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    1. ha - lliam once said that
      "grandma and grandpa are so old - when they were little were there dinosaurs?"
      I think he was three too

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  6. Sounds like so much fun! I can't see any of the photos :-(

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    1. hmm not sure why?
      I see them here

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    2. Phooey :-( I still can't see them. I checked on all our computers at home. Could you upload them to your Facebook page? Pretty please :-)

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  7. The top photo came through fine, but the others have a triangle with a big "!" in it - perhaps they didn't load properly? Love the first - am very curious to see the rest :-(

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    1. I think the photos are okay now kat

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