It's not like I need a spring break, but why not piggy back on others'? First off, a trip to the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, VA with my father in law, sister in law, nieces, and my husband. I've lived here 3 years, driven past there countless times, yet am just now getting there. The Frontier Culture Museum is a unique experience displaying different cultures, their journey to America, and how the cultures molded together to become Americans!
The museum is hands-on in that each culture is represented by a home which was brought over from the respected cultures. Depending on when you go, there are actors in costume which will put on a demonstration for you depicting the duties, responsibilities, and details of the home life of that culture. First up, an African farm from the 1700's:
Some scenic shots on the way to the English Farmhouse:
The English Farmhouse:
Then onto the Irish Forge:
Then to the 1700s Irish Farmhouse:
I may or may not have been paying attention and taking pictures of my manicure...
Then to my heritage, the German House:
Aren't these chickens gorgeous? They looked like they were wearing a coat of black lace!
Then on to the Americas:
And one more shot of my nails for good luck:
My manicure is Zoya 'Robyn' ($8, Ulta or Zoya.com) and WnW Spoiled 'My Saturn Broke Down' ($1.99, CVS)
Overall it was an awesome experience and I'm glad I finally got there! Who knows how many other gems I've missed here in the Valley that are right under my nose?