A historical era observer
In addition to having a list of DVDs to check out, post-death, I am prepared to request from my Maker that I be allowed to go back in time and visit different historical eras as a passive observer. I don't want to actually contract cholera (and...die...again?); I'd like to just sit on a balcony and see and hear and smell what different periods of history were really like. I mean, we THINK we know about these things, but there have got to be some aspects of history that we have absolutely wrong.
My priority list of specific eras to visit changes from year to year, but tops right now are the era of King Henry VIII/Elizabethan England and anything pioneer-y. I'd especially like a peek at the lives of women in the former - maybe sit in on a childbirth, or listen to Anne Boleyn scheme with her ladies, or side-eye Mary I's phantom pregnancy symptoms in person. With the pioneers, I'd like to spend a few days on the trail. Sometimes I think I'd like to go hardcore and have a look at a handcart company; other times, I think I'd like to just walk through the Columbia River Gorge over and over again, watching pioneers catch a glimpse of Mt. Hood for the first time. I MEAN.
What would be your historical era of choice?