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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Wild, Wild West....almost...

Last time I was on a journey through military history.  This time it's cowboy land.
This past weekend Brad and Kami were participants in a western re-enactment at Old Bedford Village in Bedford, PA.

The village is eye candy for anyone who loves old log buildings and primitive antique furnishings.  They also feature craftspeople demonstrating in some of the houses.  Their events include many presentations from the colonial and French and Indian, up through WW2 and Viet Nam.

The path from the visitors' center into the village.

The cowpokes hanging out on the porch making deals and telling tall tales.

The gunsmith at work.

Rides on the stagecoach were available.  Don't know if there were any bank deliveries on board.  There weren't any holdups while we were there.  Who on earth is that character in the red muscle shirt???  I think he needs to be hauled off to jail for indecency.

Brad and Kami stayed in this cabin for the weekend.  Those are some of their friends on the porch.

And here are our kids in their working clothes.

They had been cooking for their group all weekend on the wood-fired cookstove in the background.
It got mighty hot in the kitchen in this weather.

They slept in the rope bed.  The mattress is stuffed with straw.

This cowboy was riding around taking his horse through the paces.

Not exactly a quick draw.

The herb garden.  One of my favorite places.

I could live in this log house.  It reminds me of homes deep in the valleys of the Blue Ridge mountains.

Riding off into the afternoon sun.

We drove off into the sunset in my new used car.  Yeah that's me in my worst god-awful baggy jeans standing in front of the historic Zion church near our place.

So far there have been no cats in this post.  They want their much-deserved recognition so here are Deiter and Izzy helping Mom with her sewing.

This is about all cats choose to do when it's hot.
I think they have the right idea!

Hope you're having a great summer.


  1. That's a great post Pat! I love all the photos, Brad & Kami look just perfect in their photo. Just like they stepped out of time! My friend has an HHR the exact same color! Hope you and Zip, and all the fur babies are enjoying your summer too. I would love to own a log house exactly like the one you picked too, just so serene looking! Hugs to your Kitties, God Bless You!

  2. That looks like a great place to visit". Bedford has a very nice coverlet museum ~ did you happen to go there, too? A straw mattress? How fun!!

  3. What fun to step out in time like that. We have a historical settlement called King's landing and people are hired to work like they did way back in colonial time. It's a busy tourist attraction and my friend was working there. It must be hot with those long dress and those bonnets.

    I remember my mom saying that they slept on straw mattresses when she was young. How times has changed.

    I love that nice new to you car. I never buy a new car, always used. I like demo if I can get one.

    Thanks for the tour.

  4. What an amazing place ...I would love to experience it ...but never will... sadly. BTW ..can I say ... you are looking good xx

  5. It looks like a fun place. But my goodness they must be hot in those clothes. I can tell you are feeling better because you're getting out more. And that's a great thing!!

  6. What a great walk through time! Brad and Kami must really enjoy being involved with this... those are some heavy clothes to be wearing in the heat.. and add a fire for cooking? Yeesh! Yet they look fabulous doing it!!!! :-) Congrats on the new wheels!

  7. Looks like it was a great day, love those log buildings!!!

    Thanks for Jimmy's birthday wishes, we're returning to regular blogging next week and hope you'll pop back again for a visit sometime :-)

  8. Beautiful place! I'd love to live there.

    What's your opinion of the HHR? I've wanted one and am looking for one but haven't made the leap yet. :-)

    Great post. Beautiful cats.

  9. Looks like you and Zip had a great time. I would love to go to the Old Bedford Village. Still might summer is just getting started.


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