Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Murphy's Landing

I had the opportunity to go to Murphy's Landing yesterday with Big Chick on a field trip. It's was our first time, and since we both find history interesting it was a lot of fun.

They gave each child an identity. Then at the end you find out whether your person made it dead or alive. Whew to live back in those days.

I can't imagine living without a/c or heat, indoor plumbing, my camera...blackberry. Oh and a microwave and electric blanket in the winter. It would just be a stretch personally. I'm just sayin', I was meant to live in this century at this time.

Back in the mid 1800's settlers picked this plot of land near the Minnesota River to inhabit. Gorgeous views... I'm thinking another painting??

Here I am standing in the back snapping pictures of myself freezing! When I left the house this morning it was 48 degrees...brrr! This wouldn't be so bad if we weren't wearing shorts and flip flops just last week. I'm so not ready for cold.

Every time the clouds covered the sun's rays I seriously thought I was going to freeze to death.

The foundation on one of the houses:0 Can you imagine how cold the floors had to have been??

My NOT so favorite part of the day...when the kids were asked to build a log cabin together. You never heard such a ruckus in all your life. Everyone shouting out orders, tryin' to boss the others. It was complete chaos. I hate strife and it seriously drove me crazy. Finally after forever, the teacher stepped in and appointed someone to be the leader. It was only then that they finally made any progress. Goes to show there should always be a leader.

This was the general store. Apparently back in the day you paid for your mail when you picked it up. I guess if you couldn't pay sometimes they would read it to you. There were probably many who couldn't read, so this the way they did it.

Another barn...gotta love it. The best part of a field trip is leaving with a better appreciation of the teacher. I just don't know how they do it. I wanted to go home, curl up and take a nap! And there is always that one kid that I just want to smack, you know the loud one that doesn't listen and interrupts everything with bad behavior. There is always one! Why is that? All in all it was a fun day with my Chick:)

Just curious, if you could pick the era of your existence which would it be??

Have a blessed day.

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