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A Colonial Village - Visitemos Un Pueblo Colonial

We visited an old colonial village over the weekend. It was really nice to step back in time and escape the modern world for a few hours. I was really struck by how dark all the homes were inside. The general store was probably most interesting, with everything being sold from fresh meat, cloth and buttons, to farm tools and of course - the post office inside.

Visitemos un pequeno pueblo colonial ese fin de semana pasado. Realmente fue algo bonito regresar en el tiempo y escapar el mundo moderno por unos momentos. Lo que realmente me soprendio fue que tan oscura eran los edificios adentro, que cae bien con una de los temas del momento - fuentes de luz - que estamos investigando. La tienda general fue muy interesante tambien, ya que vendia todo desde la carne fresca hasta telas y herramientas , y hasta tenia la ofician de correos adentro.

We bought some very inexpensive local honey from a beekeeper - had a fascinating chat. We got a nice little colonial bonnet too, which I am sure will be put to good use in hours of dress-up play. I think the idea of "long ago" is really beginning to take shape and have meaning.

Compremos miel local muy barrata directo del 'beekeeper?' y tuvimos una platica fascinante. Tambien compremos un pequeno gorra al estilo de aquella epoca, que estoy segura que recibira muchas horas de uso por medio de juegos imaginativos. Creo que la idea de 'hace mucho tiempo' esta empezando agarrar forma.


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