Sunday, March 18, 2012
During a brief interlude of sunshine J and I decide to go for a drive. He wants to go check out the new gun selection at the BX across the way so he does and I stay in the car. I'm not going to do any extra walking right now if I can help it.
Before we decided to leave the house we had decided to check out Dupont which for us is across the interstate and down two exits. That was our next stop after the BX.
We arrived in Dupont only to find out that the Dupont Historical Museum was closed for the day and would reopen on the following day. Okay so that is life. For some reason its closed on all Saturdays.
Oh and it was living history day, even better!
We buy two passes to the fort and amble about. I of course, thanks Endometrin, have to hit the restroom. Thankfully they have modern facilities.
Maybe its just because I found out less than 24 hours before, yes the doctor called me back on Friday, that my foot is worse than we thought. Not only do I have a strain, which is torn tendon and muscles, I also have MULTIPLE Degenerative Osteoarthritis. I was told by the nurse, whom I called back after their message, to stay off my foot this weekend, rest, ice, compression and elevated it. So here I am walking about the exhibits for 4 hours. I'm stubborn when it means I have to rest.
I inwardly chuckled when they had the butter making going on. Butter making isn't a novelty to me, I've done it before by hand and with my Kitchen Aid stand mixer its a cinch.
The small coffee mill was almost identical to the one I used to grind beans with as a kid. My brother and I would fight over the task of doing it since it was so fun.
My next attempt at culinary skills will be making my own crackers and cheese. No seriously I want to learn to make my own crackers and my own cheese from scratch. Just another feather in my cap.
J loved the blacksmith exhibit and he learned quite a bit from the two men running the place. I was watching the fellow in the photo above smith a clip for his leather apron.
Really this is a good place to take your family for a weekend of fun since the Zoo is also located within the same park area. Don't let my lack of fun attitude make you think otherwise, I'm used to places like Fort Ticonderoga which is older.