We spent nearly four hours at the Frontier Culture Museum, about two hours more than we had planned. Some boys wanted to stay longer but lunch was calling. This is a living history center with costumed interpreters telling us how Virginia and other parts of the US came to be settled.
We visited authentic restored houses of an English family and a German family and learned about life in those countries before the families came to the United States. The German interpreter was actually a transplanted Austrian and he enjoyed a few brief moments speaking German to our two German boys, Henri and Samuel. Then we learned about the Native Americans and their lives as part of this wilderness of the Shenandoah Mountains. The boys got to play a Native American game, which they enjoyed a lot.
We visited the gift shop (of course) after our guided tour and had lunch in Staunton. After lunch we decided we needed an hour of chill time, which included a few minutes for swimming.
Our late afternoon was bowling and we had a blast. We ended up throwing in some real “dough” as a little extra incentive.
We wind down our Waynesboro portion of the trip tomorrow morning as we head down to Abingdon for the last bit of fun….and do we ever have a lot planned!
At left, bringing home the bacon.