Back in Season 18 of The Oprah Winfrey Show, someone came up with the brilliant idea to send Oprah and Gayle 400 years back in time to live in the colonial days. The two best friends joined 26 other people who were living in a remote "colony" in Maine reconstructing life as it was in 1628. That meant no running water, no electricity and no toilets.
Look back on their trip back in time
During their stay in the colony, Oprah and Gayle battled with mice, cooking over an open fire and the dreaded task of using leaves for toilet paper. While Gayle didn't like "roughing it," Oprah says it was one of her favorite experiences of all time. "I love this better than even the road trip," she says.