So, we started at the Sharlot Hall museum. She was a lady from Prescott who collected lots of items pertaining to the history around here. This is a replica of her with a real Model T. It still works too and they use it in parades sometimes.
The stagecoach was pretty cool. 100 years ago, they would journey from Indiana to Arizona and it would take 6 months. They'd walk 10-20 miles a day, even the kids. How crazy is that? We'd never survive in Pioneer days. They need to do a reality show on that.
Here's Ben in a chair in the Govenor's Mansion. It looked like a old shack, but I guess compared to others in the 1800's, it was prime living.
This punch set was amazing!
This was the school house. The kids thought it was neat that it was so small and all the grades were together. They also liked the fireplace in the corner and the bowl used as a water fountain.
Then, we headed off to the Smoki Museum about a mile down the street. This had lots of Indian art and the kids got to grind corn.
They also got to do the beading like the women did for jewelry, moccasins, and other items.
It was a super cool field trip. I didn't go when Emily went a few years ago, so I'm glad I got to go with Ben.
I left at 9:45 and Noah was tired and fell asleep. I got home at 2:15 and he woke up a few minutes after I walked in the door. I guess he was tired if he slept for 4 1/2 hours!
Emily took a field trip today with the 6th grade gifted kids at her school down to Phoenix. They went to the Challenger Space Center and she got to go on a journey to Mars! I don't have pictures of that as I wasn't there, but she said it was a blast!