Friday, July 10, 2015
This is the Place State Park
On Wednesday, we went on an adventure with Grandma Judy. We hadn't been to "This is the Place State Park" since Willie was 2 years old. Yes, that's 18 years. It was pretty much the same as I remembered it being nearly two decades ago. But, it was different. There was an excellent Native American program with beautiful traditional dress and dancing. Oh, I love tribal dancing.
There were a lot of activities, which we sort of missed out on because I wasn't in charge of the map. There was doll making and arrow head necklace making and other stuff like that. The people in character in the homes were fun to listen to, and the boys got to ride ponies. We had a science lesson in the school house and learned that a pioneer barber, one with a striped pole outside his buisness, was also trained in surgery and blood letting.
Oh, and there was a train. Let's not forget the train. The kid that was our tour guide on the train, Parker, was hilarious. He was good enough to do the Jungle Cruise at Disneyland, if that were something he was interested in doing.
We ate "Brigham's Donuts" dipped in chocolate and flavor burst ice cream. We bought old fashioned candy and toys and added about 4000 steps to our daily step totals. The weather was a little weepy...not really raining but not really clear, until it was time to leave. It was the perfect day to visit the park.
After, we got lunch and had a picnic at the Liberty park, complete with a small tribe of attacking geese.
It was a great day.