Today was very eventful for K and me. We decided to visit a nearby state park called Spring Mill. He has never visited the park before and I have fond memories from visiting there several times as a kid. I was so hoping that it was still going to be what I remembered and it ended up being pretty great.
I miss that they didn’t have soap making anymore, but it was still a very nice visit. We saw so much of nature and it was beautiful.
Sometimes, I think it’s necessary for for humans to be in nature. It is not natural to be sitting in front of a screen 8 hours a day or more, like I do from 9-5, MTWTrF. It gets to a person. My eyesight is just shot at the end of the day. I can’t even read the digital clock across the room. If I consciously try to not look at a screen, then I eventually can see the clock. Sometimes K and I get restless and take that out on one another, probably because we are in such a small apartment right next to each other all the time. We needed some actual space beyond the confines of our house! I think it’s just a good idea to get out and get fresh air and to take the time to enjoy the beauty of this world. There is so much to see! You just have to be willing to go see it.
Please enjoy the pictures that I took at the pioneer village. It’s a restored pioneer village in the middle of the state park. There you can go inside and see the restored buildings, which house different shops and businesses, which aren’t real, but staged. My favorite part was the garden, which you’ll see several pictures of. I also loved the little mercantile where I bought the pottery made at the pioneer pottery shop. I had to get some little souvenir and I love buying handmade things, so this was perfect. You will see the little jar in the gallery. I have also included two videos that I took today. One of them is of the grist mill, which is powdered by a flume, while it’s in action grinding corn to make corn meal. The other video is of the natural stream that runs through the entire village. It’s so beautiful and the sound was just stunning. I had to share it. Hope you enjoy the pictures and videos and that your day was as lovely as mine.