Thursday, May 12, 2011
A Step Back in Time
We learned how the pioneers made brooms. We visited a blacksmith, weaver, glassblower, and potter. There was a man representing a doctor, a sample general store, and a school room. The students were enlisted into the Union Army and taught how to hold a musket. They marched in line and fired at the chaperones (Reds).
We enjoyed a picnic lunch in the shade of wonderfully fragrant trees. My daughter and I walked hand in hand and she was proud to be my partner. We had gorgeous weather in the 80s- something I have been waiting a very long time on.
The last time I visited this site was on an 8th grade field trip. It was much more enjoyable yesterday than it was when I was a snotty teenager.
Then, of course, there was a smelly bus ride back to the school. But it was a practically perfect day.