Traveling Back in Time

If you could hop in a time machine and travel to another time, when would it be? The past, the future?

I was chatting with my grandparents a couple weeks ago about their lives and how things have changed over the years. They’re in their 80s, so they’ve lived through some pretty big events like The Great Depression, a few wars, and inventions of things like the dishwasher, microwave, AC in cars, computers, phones in homes, mobile phones, internet, etc. Some pretty big things that I couldn’t begin to imagine life without!

When my mom and I visited London last year, we learned so much about life in the late 1800s on our Jack the Ripper tour and a bit of history about the early 1000s to late 1600s during our visit at the Tower of London. Hearing how life was during those periods were even crazier! At that point in time there were no photographs (only in the late 1800s did the insanely creepy-looking photos pop up – although I’m sure it looked great to them), the men made all the decisions, and bathing wasn’t the norm.

But despite how different and pretty of awful-sounding times were back then, it’s amazing to look back on how far we’ve come. I can’t even begin to imagine what life will be like in another 100, 500, 1000 years from now! But I digress. I think it’d be pretty interesting to hop into a time machine for a few days and peek at life in other times.

Because I’ve learned so much about them over the years, I think my top 3 would be: Ancient Rome/Greece, the “Middle Ages” (although PLEASE not let there be any barbaric people eating chicken legs.. I know there will be though. UGH!), and the “Roaring 20s.”

If you could hop in a time machine, what points in history would you want to visit? And why?

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  • There's so many periods throughout time that I would love to see first hand, but the one my mind always goes to first is the 1960s due to the music and I'm totally a flower child at heart I'm pretty sure.

  • dailysouthernsunshine

    Oh how to pick just one? I'm a total history buff. I actually was almost a double major in history in college, believe it or not. So so many times I'd love to visit! (Though the bathroom sitch and the disease not so pleasant lol.)

  • I can totally see that from some of your music picks! That'd be such a fun time to go back to!

  • I hear you! I was trying to narrow it down to one and then decided I couldn't. I'd go back to all the times! Although you're so right about the bathroom and disease aspect, eek! I like to think that the time travel machine would protect you from all of that :) lol