You can't really blame children brought up in a digital world for being so caught up in Virtual reality that they sometimes seem to have no idea how to enjoy reality. Tell them that TV when you were growing up was black and white and there was no such thing as a remote control and there is a look of horror. There is, of course, equal measures of fascination. Truth is, given half the chance, they do love to see, touch, feel and experience life as it was. And they love getting out and amongst it.
History Alive! at the Fort Lytton National Park this weekend was an eye opener for people of all ages as there was the opportunity to go back in time - to Medieval Times, or World War I or World War II, to the American Civil War or convict Australia.
The ground may have been soggy due to an overnight deluge but that did nothing to dent anyone's enthusiasm for the day.
For the (little) kids the games organised by the Colonial Australia group were a huge hit. Spinning tops, marbles and horse shoe tossing provided endless fun. But the biggest draw card was the sack races without so much as a battery in sight. Perfect.