We made the first of several trips to Upper Canada Village yesterday. We like to visit the village at least twice a year but three times a year lets us visit the village in each of the important seasons. The village is closed during the Winter except for a special Christmas lights show.
For us, UC Village is a link to the past of the area but it also gives us ideas on ways we can do things if our dream of owning a homestead ever comes true. It is a a place to dream and scheme, and learn. Every trip to UC Village brings on a new bouts of insights, thoughts, and questions. Luckily, most actors in the village are willing to answer your questions and most are very knowledgeable.
Each time we visit the village we spend time in different ways. Last year it was the gardens scattered throughout the village. This year it was the tenant farm, the shoemaker's shop, the ladies spinning and dying, and finally the ladies making a wedding quilt for one of the village girls. Don't get me wrong, we visit almost every location in the village. But, we tend to spend more time in a few locations whereas the others we look around and leave again.
The thing about the village is your lose yourself and the outside rat race for awhile. We had only planned on being there for a couple of hours during the coolest part of the day. When we finally decided it was time to go we looked at our watches and realized we had been there for 5 hours already. I suspect visiting the village is the closest I will ever come to time travel, and I love it.
If you want to see more photos from yesterdays trip just click on the link where you can point and click to view the images individually. Or, you can Choose View Slideshow if you want to see all the photos, each for 3 secs.-> UC Village June 2007.