Sunday, August 19, 2012

This is the Place

After losing my point and shoot for about 5 days, I finally found it and was able to download pictures.  Which means that I can finally get back to posting more about our summer outings.

This trip was to This is the Place state park.  We have been several times, and each time it is so fun.  It's a recreation of pioneer life--homes, stores, school, meeting halls, the blacksmith, the tinsman, and mroe.  There is a farm area with both plants and animals.  There is an Indian village and a place to pan for gold.  Kids can make pioneer crafts, ride a train or pony, and play pioneer games.  It was super hot this day, but we still had a great time.

First up, the school.  Tyler demonstrated what happened if you forgot your homework, while the twins practiced at the desk writing on their slates.

At the Indian village.

Riding the train.  This is me and Jackson and my niece Lizzy.  She is amazing!  She came and stayed with us for 10 days for the sole purpose of helping with the kids.  She was a hard worker, and the twins fell in love with her.

Some water games to cool down.

And finally, Jackson in a coonskin cap in the gift shop.  Isn't he cute!

1 comment:

T Fowler said...

Love the picture of Jackson. Maybe a Halloween costume?
We have never been there during the summer, but we did go last Christmas and that was a lot of fun. Summer looks like a blast!