Saturday, July 11, 2009

Glorious Fourth

We took a trip up to Indianapolis to enjoy the Glorious Fourth at Connor Prairie last week. Connor Praire is a living history outdoor museum letting guests experience life in the early 1800's firsthand.

A few of the things we did while we were there:

-Created 'Thank you' letters to be sent overseas to our soldiers.

-Watched up close as people were taking rides on an 1859 style hot air balloon.

-Learned about and tried our hand at loom weaving.

-Participated in candle dipping.

-Sat in a one-room schoolhouse and received a lesson on "ciphering".

-Hubby scored 15 ft in the watermelon seed spitting contest...G8 scored 5 ft...I passed.

-The kids briefly joined the militia and were trained in the proper way to hold a musket and march.

-There were some women quilting outside one of the period homes and they let the kids try it out as well.

-Played dress-up in the playroom.
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