Saturday my cousin Ruth and I spent the morning at Fort Vancouver National Historic Reserve. Because thats what cool people do.
Fort Vancouver is basically a recreation of the fir trading base and settlement that was in Vancouver in the mid 1800s. They have buildings you can explore, and on some summer weekends living history events. This particular day we talked with girls practicing their stitching, fur traders, and we just happened to go to the kitchen where some burly men were making bacon. It of course, smelled heavenly. Actually the kitchen reminded me quite a bit of the Bennets kitchen in Pride and Prejudice, which despite having a lack of blue appliances is my favorite type of kitchen: Rustic, with a big prep table and fireplace. But I do like having a refrigerator...
We also played some games from the era, including that thing where you roll the hoop, which is something I've always wanted to do since you see kids in old movies doing it all the time. It's harder than it looks!
We played another game with a hoop and dowels which we really liked, that was apparently supposed to teach you how to be graceful, but we mainly looked like flailing crazies.