She's going to be cooking our suppers, and I'll be taking care of breakfasts. Lunch will pretty much take care of itself since we'll be in and out. I do want to eat sometime in a tavern for an authentic colonial meal.
I also hope to make it over to Monticello and Charlottesville. A few miles west of there is a recreated Irish settlement. I want to take the children there to show them how their ancestors lived. I know the little ones won't remember it but the two older ones will. Darcie and Caed are at the ages where they soak in information like a dry sponge. I love watching them learn and discover.
I've been to Monticello twice before but could go there many more times without getting tired of it. Jefferson was such a brilliant man. His home and gardens really reflect his personality. I love that his home was so important to him that he left his marks all over it. There are things he invented and designed everywhere. That reminds me; I need to get some books about him for Darcie to read so she'll know what she's seeing!
Field trips are the best way to teach, in my humble opinion. I know you can't go everywhere you read about. That's when I bring in the movies and books to make it more real to them. I love sharing and learning with my family. God's world is so fabulous and history so interesting that we'll never fully learn it all. But we're going to try!