Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Last week, we had the opportunity to go to Valley Forge for a field trip.
We met up with friends and had an overall nice day.

We actually made a little mini getaway out of it and left the night before.

Here the kids are learning about formation.

We were in the "White Company."

They were given a couple of commands and then marched around the green.

Guns on your left shoulder!

We then marched up the hill to some of the cabins.
This one was under construction.

We were broken up into six or so smaller groups and each group rotated around several stations.
There was Valley Forge Stories, Natural Resources, Weaponry, Bake Oven, Medicine, and Clothing.

Each station had volunteers, usually dressed in costume, that would talk about their given topic.  Personally, medicine and weaponry were the most interesting.

No one would have wanted to have any sort of medical issues back then--trust me!  YIKES!

The soldiers had to go over a mile to the river to get water.

Peeling bark off the logs --which the army did NOT do, by the way.

Bake oven.
I forget how many loaves were baked a day, but was a huge number!


He actually fired, twice.

Inside of one of the cabins.

Most of our crew.
A few littles are missing.

It was pretty neat to be there.
I wish the presenters had a bit more time to talk about their topics, it seemed a bit rushed.
After the formal presentations, we ate a picnic lunch and watched a brief video in the theater (where Grant got his first bruise!) and then made the 2 hour or so trek home.

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