Sunday, June 21, 2009

The Mountains

What good is a trip to Colorado without getting to spend some times in the mountains? You can't tell from the pictures, but this location was crowded! In fact, we were the last two cars that they let into the park until people started to leave.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Old Shawnee Town

One of our homeschool groups organized a field trip to Old Shawnee Town. The time period was intended to be during the 1920s and 30s so we enjoyed imagining how life was during the childhood of their Great Grandfather who was born in 1917.

Several of the buildings had docents who gave us a tour and background information. In the sheriff's office was a flag with 48 stars and he quizzed the kids as to the two "missing" states. After getting Hawaii they were struggling to come up with the other. Ian started snapping his fingers... he almost had it... he said "that state with the almost vice-president..." Alaska!

The larger group broke into smaller parts for exploration and we did our tour with friends. The eight children between the ages of 1.5 and 10 enjoyed the entire facility, taking their time to try their hand at various activities.

After being shown how to do the washing without a machine the kids gave it a shot

They also weighed out some merchandise at the dry goods store.