Monday, October 31, 2011

TGO Bound

The Great Outdoors RV Park, Titusville, FL

Travel Day. Today we left our Panhandle Pioneer Settlement adventure and headed for The Great Outdoors in Titusville, FL. 354 miles. Left at 1021 CDT, arrived at 1824 EDT. Travel time 7 hours

Settled in at 409 Plantation Drive

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Our Life at Panhandle Pioneer Settlement

Panhandle Pioneer Settlement, Blountstown, FL

Here is a synopsis of what we did with our two month stay at PPS.

I assisted in grounds maintenance, trash collection and disposition, and facility setup for events. I completed the restoration of two hand plows which are used as farm implement exhibits here at the Settlement and in travelling displays. For my big task, I selected the stripping and refinishing of the floor in one of the exhibit rooms. This task was a prerequisite to being able to display the collections of 19th century wood tools and railroad tools.

Michelle served as shopkeeper in the country store/gift shop, conducted visitor tours, and assisted in facility setup for events.

She chose to perform the semi-annual house cleaning of the 19th century cabins and all of the artifacts therein.

During this task she discovered a container of partially completed quilt squares (circa 1900) in one of the cabins. An accomplished quilter, she undertook the task of completing a quilt, using these squares, to be displayed at the Settlement as representing this period in American history.