We went down to see David, Julie, Abigail and Jonathan and their new house over Labor Day. We got there REALLY late on Friday due to tons and tons of traffic in Chicago but luckily they have a nice house that we were able to sneak into :) On Saturday we decided to go to a historic Shaker village because they were having a water event. It was pretty hot so we thought water sounded good. By the time we got there all the riverboat tickets were gone and the water events were kind of winding down. We were able to tour two buildings-one of which was huge! The kids could see how people wove clothes, how tools were made, how woodworking was done and so much more. They had a room for kids were the kids could dress up like Shakers and do some common tasks like sweeping and weaving. The three older kids had fun in this room.