Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Going to Travel Like it is 1895

At the San Juan Bautista State Historic Park, my daughter and I saw some very cool rides. Not from the 21st century or the 20th but from the 19th century. The rides were how people got around back in the day:

The Hotel Hollister Wagon. It was the hotel's limo
Park Phaeton
Your basic Mud/Chuck Wagon- A kitchen on wheels
Hunting Wagon
1890's Wagon Bus. The public transportation of the day
Water Wagon
1895 Piano Box Buggy
Beer Wagon


Fringe Top Surrey Wagon (1865-1870)
And finally:

A Baroche Wagon. This was the Rolls Royce of wagons.
It was cool looking at the transportation of 125 years ago or so.

62 comments:

  1. I liked all these very interesting I wouldn't mind experiencing a ride on these :-)

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    1. It would be interesting to take a ride.

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  2. While these are super photos and it sure makes me appreciate our "covered vehicles" of today. Very interesting display!

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  3. Lots of cool photos there!
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/02/signs-and-signposts.html

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  4. These are awesome carriages, I wonder where we could get a ride!

    Have a great day!
    Karren

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    1. I don't know. I think these are display only.

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  5. Awww beautiful carriages! Love the last one as it looks so posh =)

    Dropping by from http://pixiedusk.livejournal.com/343049.html

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  6. Cool wagons! I love history. Have a terrific day!

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  7. Years ago I was a history teacher. Still adore it! Great pics!

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  8. These are very cool rides! The Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, VT has a very similar display of carriages and wagons. (I took a ton of pics. too!)

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  9. What really neat timepieces! Totally love the look of the Baroche wagon!

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    1. They are pretty neat. The Baroche is cool.

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  10. Now those are some great rides!

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2015/02/wordless-wednesday-why-not.html

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  11. Snazzy ride! I love your title - now I'm going to go watch Weird Al's Amish Paradise video. :D

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    1. Thanks, that is what i was thinking about in the title.

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  12. So fun. I'd love to ride in one of those now just to see what it was like.

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    1. It would be an interesting ride to say the least.

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  13. Wanted to stop by & take a gander & naturally I knew it would be spectacular, but I got to hit the hay – having a procedure done at 6:30 a.m. at the hospital. A prayer or two wouldn’t hurt if you please. The procedure is supposed to take all my pain away! Praise the Lord. Wish me luck!

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  14. I would love to walk through this museum!

    http://royalegacy.blogspot.com/2015/02/wordless-wednesday-with-linky-signs-of.html

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  15. Not quite as expedient as the subway, but a lot more stylin'

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  16. wooow...it reminds me of Laura Ingals and her journey..I'd like to try it :)..happy WW..

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  17. Love the wagons! Thanks for linking on Amanda's Books and More.

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    1. You are welcome. Glad that you enjoyed.

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  18. How cool! I would love to have ridden one!

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  19. How cool, I would love to see these :)

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  20. Wow, this place looks insane! Super cool shots - thanks for sharing! :)
    Happy Wordless Wednesday!

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  21. Very cool. This is San Juan Bautista, California? I've been to nearby Hollister but not there.

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    1. This is San Juan Bautista. You need to visit.

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  22. oh I love love love these!!! I wish we still did travel around like this. My grandfather has several wagons and buggies that he used for anything from fairs, to city tours... to a really fancy coach for weddings. I went to the church for my wedding in one!

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  23. I absolutely love the wagons and your line, "Going to travel likes it 1895!" ;-) So clever of you! Thank you for linking up to the Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesday Linky Party!

    Wishing you a fabulous week!

    xx
    Lysa
    Co-Host OMHGWW

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    1. You are welcome. Hope you had a great week as well.

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  24. Thanks so much for linking up at Wordless Wednesday this week. We love partying with you! Enjoy the rest of your week!

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  25. It is interesting to look back at how horse drawn vehicles used to be the only way to travel, but now its a way for tourists to have a little fun (at least around here it is)

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  26. We have been to a living historic museum not too long ago and saw many of these, too. Quite fascinating, right?

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    1. It is very fascinating. It is so fascinating to me.

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  27. Wow - some cool wagons!
    Makes you appreciate 4 wheel drive!

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  28. What a great post! Love it! Pinned and tweeted. We love to party with you, so I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. That would be so awesome.
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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  29. Oh that is so cool!! I love looking at things from the 19th century! Thank you for linking up for Pinworthy Wednesday!

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  30. Cool old carriages! I love stuff like this!! Happy #WW!

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