Today we had a family day. We set off to Portsmouth, New Hampshire with a few options in our pocket, and on the way we decided to visit Strawbery Banke, a living history museum. While we were there, we saw a blacksmith making trivets who let my daughter help, a weaver where both kids were able to use looms, and many other exhibits. There was a boat to climb on, a house showing the Jewish heritage of the area, and even a kitchen where the kids used mortar and pestle to grind spices. The favorite by far was the blacksmith who was both talented with metal and with kids. We left with smiles and some sand dollars he made from pennies. It was a fabulous day, and my son is still working on learning how to deal with the car ride home after a long day.