Thursday, May 26, 2011

"Field Trip"

(by Squirtgun) Field Trip - Another Sunny Afternoon





I completely forgot to tell y'all about Cody's field trip! It took place a couple of weeks ago, but I was too busy trying to catch y'all up with goingLOCAL & Mother's Day! Anyways, we went to a historical park/ranch where we learned about Texas history & got to see what life was like in the 1830's:




"Aunt Susie" taught the kids a dance:


Cody had a nice little visit with Mr. & Mrs. George (the founders of the ranch):


We went on a little tractor tram tour of the property & saw the house where Mrs. George grew up:


The cowboys put on a little show for us. This longhorn is 6 years old, & his horns are 6 feet from tip to tip:


We all got to try our hand at roping cattle:


This was one of the best field trips I've been on with the kids! It was fun to go somewhere other than the zoo or a museum. The kids might have preferred more time to roam around on their own, but I liked that it was more of a guided tour. There was always something to do, and I didn't have to worry about losing any of the boys that I was assigned to watch over ~ because they weren't able to run off in 5 different directions!

Amy

3 comments:

Brooke said...

Mrs. George's home was beautiful! not quite the log cabin in the first pic huh? :P

Messy Mom said...

Oh, that sounds like so much fun! I hope I get to do a field trip like that with my kids some day.

Laura said...

Oh my gosh, I have always wanted to go to George Ranch! Also, I am bestowing a silly award of sorts on you. Check it out at http://3cupsofcoffeelater.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/bow-to-your-new-overlord/