Monday, June 8, 2009

Summer Field Trip #1 Tanks, Guns, and Firetrucks

One of my very favorite things about summer is exploring the city we live in.... I drag the boys to museums of all kinds...from children's museums to natural history museums, as well as the zoo, hiking trails, fishing holes, beaches, local farms, and anything else I can find.

Because of the fact we have lived in 4 different cities and 3 different states in the last 7 years, there has been a lot of new "stuff" to see and experience. This is our first real summer back in our "hometown" and I figured we should explore here just like we did when we moved to those other cities....So every week the boys and I are going to take a field trip to someplace new..(or not so new)....and learn something about our great state...

Our first field trip was to the 45th Infantry Museum and The Firefighter's Museum. The 3 big boys were completely enthralled by the 45th Infantry Museum. Of course they loved all the tanks and planes and the guns and weapons, but they were even more interested in the history! It was so much fun to see the interest they took in all of it....The museum director was so excited about their exctiment that he gave them a little private tour and let them hold one of the guns that is normally kept behind glass.

After leaving the 45th Infantry Museum we went down the street to the Firefighters Museum. They took an audio tour and really like learning about the history of firefighting ....and of course they loved looking at all the old firetrucks and firesuits.

These boys never cease to amaze me....There is nothing more exciting than watching your children in action learning about their world.

Here are a few pics of our first adventure.....we can't wait to see where our internet city guide will take us this week!



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Audio tour







***Notice the sign he is sitting next to*** ☺☺

7 comments:

Lisa said...

Great pictures!! Your boys are just so cute. Looks like a fun day had by all. Liz, could you possibly keep us updated on little Apil Rose. I have been keeping her and her family in my prayers, but now I am unable to access the blog for updates. Do you know anymore then us? Wishing them all well. Hope you are feeling good and that pregnancy is going well : )

Hugs,
Lisa

Stephanie said...

Jacob would have loved the firemans museum! Do you have a program in your city that gives you these ideas? I'm trying to find some fun things for the kids to do this summer too...of course I haven't started searching yet..I'm so behind this year :)

Stacy said...

That is a great idea to explore your own city. I don't think we have too much to do in our small town.But I'm gonna look into it.Great pictures!

CIRCLE OF LIFE said...

looks so fun i want to come on your next fiels trip ok . add me to your bags ....

Jen said...

Awesome pictures!! I can't wait till we get to see a little girl in them as well.

It looks like you all had a great time. Looking forward to seeing and hearing more about your summer as it happens!

Elaine A. said...

How much fun! My boys would LOVE the fire fighting museum. They are ALL about that kind of stuff too! Great pictures.

Following Him said...

COOL...I now want to go to the museum too :)
~Elyse