We were able to attend the Grand Re-Opening of the Mormon Battalion Museum and Visitors center, in Old town San Diego. The building is really cool and they had some really neat stuff.
The kids got to try their hand at lots of different things. They learned all about brick making, how it was done and the different types of bricks.
They got to sit in covered wagons and see people dressed in period clothes. Payton told me she could be a pioneer, they always wear dresses.
After the covered wagons, we walked around old town trying out different pioneer activities. The kids made little bricks, rope, quilt blocks, pioneer dolls, toys, butter, and even got to pan for gold. Below is a picture of Domino making his pioneer doll.
The kids even got to try their hand at laundry! I am very thankful to have modern washers and dryers, but I do wish my children were as enthusiastic about laundry at home as they were here!
Apparently every ones favorite activity is the biscuit on a stick. Cooking your own biscuit over the coals, then eating it with your own homemade butter!
The kids had a great day, they ended up with so much stuff they couldn't carry it all. It was fun for them to learn how to do things in a different way too.
Before we left, the kids got to participate in the "Mormon Battalion March". Domino was excited to carry a rifle and Payton got to wave her flag.
Not a bad way to spend a sunny Saturday. We even purchased some homemade goodies before we left. I sure am glad we had people brave enough to leave their homes and lives for what they believed in. I'm not sure if I would have been able to endure what the pioneers endured, but I do have compassion for them and I am thankful for what blessings their sacrifices have brought into our daily lives.