I'm a History Geek. Did you know that? Okay, you probably guessed the Geek part, but maybe not the History part! LOL. Anyway, I love history. All kinds of history. I could immerse myself in historical novels, movies, writings, both fiction and non-fiction, for hours at a time. It could be US history, European History, English History, Russian History, even family history. I just love it.
As a history geek, or maybe because of it, I have started a map collection. Some are even historical. In our family room, I have an historical map of Leesburg, the town we live in, from 1878:
So, lately we have been thinking about rearranging our Rec Room and making it more adult friendly with the toys hidden a little more. It won't take a lot, just a little re-wiring for the big screen TV, but will create a space bigger and better laid out for playing Wii and cars, and a larger area for a potentially larger TV (like we need that, but you know.). Anyway, this will clear out two long walls in the Rec Room. . .prime wall estate for maps. And here is what I am thinking. . .
On one wall, an old map of Washington, D. C.: our Capital and we live near it and visit it frequently. This would be paired with an old map of Moscow: Aidan's other Capital. On the opposing wall, an old map of California, where I was born; an old map of Oklahoma, where Pat was born; and a map of Krasnoyarsk Krai, where Aidan was born.
These maps in the Rec Room could be interspersed with random shots of us, individually or as a family, in each of these locations.
What do you all think?
Of course, I just realized I do not have a map of the United States! I will have to remedy that and possibly put that up above the desk in the Office with the Russia map. . .
I think I started thinking about doing this when, a couple of months after we came home with Aidan, I realized I had been in two major world Capitols in a very short period of time, seen the tomb of the unknown soldier in both locations as well the eternal flame in both locations. . .not to mention the Kremlin in one and the White House in the other! Interesting dichotomy. . .