—October 12, 2013— King’s Landing Historical Settlement
(( On Monday, October 14, our friends in the USA will celebrate Columbus Day. In Canada, we will celebrate Thanksgiving. ))
The Village, Period Buildings Rescued and moved to “King’s Landing” where Re-Enactors in period dress don’t mind explaining their lifestyle to silly 21st Century folks. (Photo by Cathi Harris)
—We heard about King’s Landing Historical Settlement Near Fredericton, New Brunswick. (Not the city in the television series “Game Of Thrones” – Based on George RR Matin’s seven book series “Song of Ice and Fire”.)
A Wagon Driver made room for passengers and gave us a ride down the hill to the Settlement Village. (Photo by Cathi Harris)
—We also heard that this weekend before Canadian Thanksgiving Day would be the final weekend of this season that the theme park would be open.
—The spouse of my dreams had been to “Upper Canada Village” and wanted to see King’s Landing.
A Local Wagon Owner is happy to give you a ride up or down the hill in the Settlement of King’s Landing.
—We realized that the King’s Head Inn was a real restaurant that actually served food, and thought we’d get a sandwich and a coffee.
Properly attired women serve really good food to oddly dressed people and have the uncommon decency not to point out the fact that we are, dressed very strangely according to 19th Century eyes. (Photo by Cathi Harris)
—We didn’t realize that this was a real Restaurant that would serve a wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner. We got lucky.
Thanksgiving Dinner as served at the King’s Head Inn. (Photo by Cathi Harris)
This is a Map of the Historical Settlement. (Photo by Cathi Harris)
—After dinner, we didn’t have long to explore the village. But we did take a walk down beside a farmer’s fields (with a scarecrow), took a peek into the Blacksmith’s Barn, Stepped inside an authentic General Store, Had a very nice talk with a caretaker at a genuine Anglican Church, and made it back up the hill in time to buy a very nice tapestry type blanket.
This is the farm closest to the river, complete with a realistic scarecrow.
Inside the Blacksmith’s Barn. (Photo by Cathi Harris)
One wall inside the General Store. (Photo by Cathi Harris)
Another Wall inside the General Store. Several items appear to be hanging on a clothesline, including a portrait. (Photo by Cathi Harris)
This is a real Anglican Church. They actually hold church services here on Sundays when the settlement is open to the public. (Photo by Cathi Harris)
—We had a surprisingly good time on a beautiful day and had a wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner while we were at it.
- An Old Fashion Holiday at Kings Landing (travelglobalthinklocal.wordpress.com)
- Canadian Thanksgiving, a history (wiredwednesdays.wordpress.com)