Grasp The Moment Photography

Back In Time

I hate the term “staycation”, it grates on my last nerve. Kinda like the sound of cutting through a Styrofoam plate. So Kim and I didn’t spend a week on a “staycation”, we had a “We’re too broke to go anywhere-cation”.

Looking at though, “staycation” doesn’t sound so bad anymore.

We had hoped maybe to head north, into Massachusetts to a little town called Sturbridge. I’ve been there a few times in my life, and the main attraction there is the restored village, Old Sturbridge Village. It’s set in the 1840s, the people who work there carry out their day as if this was their village, and they go about their daily lives. It’s a wild place to visit, and Kim and I will get there someday.

Here in New York, we have Old Bethpage Village. We visited there last month, and was sad to see it had deteriorated from what we remember from our youth. It was still a great day, with lots to see, but many of the buildings were closed, and the workers didn’t seem as enthusiastic.

If nothing else, it was nice to go to a place to pretend – even for a little bit – that we lived in a simpler time, when you the stress you feel today over bills and where the next dollar was coming from didn’t exist.

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One response

  1. We don’t call them “staycations,” we call them day-trips or long week-ends. That way we go ‘exploring’ without spending too much money.

    There is a certain charm about re-visiting history and appreciating what we consider a less stressful life. But, I would hate to have to raise all of my food, wash all of the clothes by hand, cut the fire wood to be able to cook the food…well, you get the picture! The last shot is sweet.

    July 9, 2011 at 11:56 am

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