On a recent trip to Rochester, Michigan, Joe and I visited Henry Ford’s Greenfield Village—and loved it! Then again, I’m a sucker for anything historical.
Greenfield Village is a huge outdoor museum spread across more than 80 acres that has a plethora of authentic historic structures. And it was a gorgeous spring day, which made the excursion all the more enjoyable.
We visited the house where Luther Burbank, the 19th century botanist, was born…
I included Burbank as a character in A Beauty So Rare, along with the true-to-history story of how Burbank developed the Russet potato. I really appreciated seeing his childhood home.
Next, we visited the Logan County Court House where Abraham Lincoln occasionally practiced law.
So grateful Henry Ford saw fit to save these structures.
Next, we stopped by Noah Webster’s home. And, of course, Webster is best known for creating America’s first dictionary. He wrote many of his publications in this house.
Lastly, one of my favorite places to visit was Robert Frost’s home. Isn’t it charming?
While we toured the home, an audio recording played of Robert Frost reading his famous The Road Not Taken. (I have that poem memorized, do you? I find it’s a commonly memorized piece. Maybe we all had the same high school English teacher <w>).
Have you ever heard Frost read the poem? His voice may surprise you.
What historical destination have you traveled to recently? Or are you headed to? What’s something special you saw (or hope to see)? Perhaps you’ve been to Greenfield Village. If so, dish away!
Blessings on your Tuesday,
Saying Goodbye to Sweet Jack
For those of you who may not be on Facebook much…
We had to say goodbye to Jack, our precious ten-year old Silky Terrier, almost two weeks ago now. Lymphoma. I still miss this little guy so much. My office—and our home—just isn’t the same without him. Thanks, sweet boy, for all the years of love and for laying quietly on your ottoman by the window while I wrote.