The trip was sponsored by our homeschool group. There were probably around 50 of us there, give or take. It was originally set up for last month but one of the two snowstorms that went through in March had it rescheduled. This time the weather really cooperated with us, it was a gorgeous sunny day with temps in the 70s. It was a bit cool when we started the tour at 10:00am but a few hours later we were all taking off our jackets and soaking up as much sun as we could.
The kids really liked the jail, which was an actual jail that had been used in a nearby town.
|The Paddy Wagon!|
|Firstborn with a sharpening wheel|
|Game Boy in front of the Livery|
|I was trying to get them to stand up but|
it just wasn't working!
And at the end there was a lesson on how many men it actually took to fire a cannon.
|Princess, Soccer Boy and friends on the wall|
All in all, it was a good day. There was so much to look at and see that it deserves a return trip. I was parenting solo on this field trip so I didn't get as many pictures as I would have liked. A Civil War fort is a fun and somewhat dangerous place for a two year old who wants to walk everywhere! Our family hasn't gone on many field trips this school year as in past years. I'm not sure why that is, one of the benefits of homeschooling is being able to go and do hands on learning and there are tons of experiences to be had in the local area. Now that the weather is much nicer and we're finishing up our curriculum I may try to work a few more things in before the end of this school year.