Frontier Days at Historic Washington State Park

Last week, we took another field trip. We traveled to Historic Washington State Park for their Frontier Days for Homeschools. We went in February and had a fantastic time. I expected the October version to be the same, but it wasn’t. It was better! There were more park staff and volunteers on hand, more hands-on activities and demonstrations, and a “burger barn” where we had a wonderful lunch!

Another bonus was that we had Roo’s stroller to use this time, so we were able to stay longer and do more. Everyone at the park was understanding, kind, and helpful, and she was never made to feel uncomfortable because of the stroller use. I love that!

The girls learned a lot about life in the 1830s, and I took a few pictures.

Pressing grapes to make grape juice.

And now it's Roo's turn.

Showing off the candle she dipped.

PD learning to weave.

A horse and buggy ride!

In the driver's seat.

Carding cotton.

Helping Roo card cotton. It's harder than it looks!

Learning to make yarn from the carded cotton.

Trying to figure out how to play the game of graces.

I learned a lot that day myself. What are you learning or studying?

Photo credit: Jennifer A. Janes

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