Today we visited a museum (Écomusée d’Alsace)… the “largest living open-air museum in France” one that “shows an Alsatian village from the early 20th century. It illustrates what rural life was like in Alsace and invites visitors to find out about popular traditions and art of the region, including buildings and artefacts, craftsmen at work, temporary exhibitions, attractions and events both small and large.” — I stole that from their site… (wanted to make sure all of you knew that all of a sudden I didn’t become a good writer)
I have wanted to visit this place for several years. I love the idea of visiting the past and seeing how things were done when we were more “connected” to the world we live in. My children were also changed by the visit… (I imagine the change wont last long… but at least for the moment they have a different view of the world)… Sam wants to be a farmer and a blacksmith, Gwen wants to be a potter, and Ben wants to be a basket weaver… (you always have one weird kid… I might have three)
If you ever visit Alsace this is a must see: Here is a link
and…. Here are some pictures!
That is all for now… I have a treat for all of you tomorrow. I am going to share a recipe we tasted, loved, and learned in one of the homes there. Ben and I are going to make it… and it will be a real surprise… kind of a weird surprise!!!
Please check back tomorrow!