Picnicking in the Past

Posted by on June 23, 2015 at 5:45 pm :: No Comments

I’m a Jack of all centuries. I can shake a hoop with a Civil War crowd or delicately eat strawberries with a Regency gang. A few weeks ago, Jason and I did precisely the latter.

These pillars conjured Pemberley's grace.

These pillars conjured Pemberley’s grace.

The Visions of History Society invited us to attend their Premier Summer Regency Picnic. This event occurred at beautiful Memory Grove in Salt Lake City on a pleasant but sultry May Saturday. Our company spread blankets beneath broad branches and indulged in cucumber sandwiches and fresh fruit. After all, to sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.

Over twenty attendees filled the park with a curious history.

Over twenty attendees filled the park with a curious history.

Due to our peculiar attire, our group frequently received puzzled glances and inquiries from curious passers. Many girls recognized our men’s resemblance to Mr. Darcy and were instantly intrigued/in love.

Cute bridges are not to be wasted.

Cute bridges are not to be wasted.

Memory Grove was an enchanting setting for this affair. It provided stately columns and darling bridges ideal for Regency reenactments. Oh the fantasy of history!

The harsh afternoon light did not conceal the classic elegance of Memory Grove's structures.

The harsh afternoon light did not conceal the classic elegance of Memory Grove’s structures.

It was a delightful afternoon, although it’s a shame that Regency folk wore so many layers. I wouldn’t have complained about being properly dressed in a little less. Thanks Visions of History for asking us to join your al fresco communion with nature and the past.

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