Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Cowboy Hall of Fame...

Or....Ummm....I mean "The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum".

(It will always be "The Cowboy Hall of Fame" to me...just like the Science Museum of Oklahoma will always be the "Omniplex".)

Anyway...we took a home school field trip a couple weeks ago.  Wednesdays are free!!  The kids had so much fun - more than I thought they would.  They really enjoyed all of the "hands on" activities in the children's area.  Plus, they just loved playing outside in the leaves in the courtyard.  Who can blame them??

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Express Ranch - Yukon, Oklahoma

We recently took a field trip to the Express Ranch in Yukon, Oklahoma.  The kids really loved it.  I had a lot of fun too! 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Wichita Wildlife Refuge - Lawton, Oklahoma

We recently took a "fieldtrip" to the Wichita Wildlife Refuge in Lawton, Ok.  We really had a lot of fun.  The kids LOVE going (and so do we.)  There is so much to do and it is SO beautiful!!  Here are some of the pics I took....

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Rush Springs Watermelon Festival

We made our annual trip to the Rush Springs Watermelon Festival this year.  This year was....
* not quite as hot
* quite a bit busier
* had the biggest watermelon we've ever seen
* full of watermelon juiciness
* sticky
* yummy

Here are a few snapshots...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Hail Storm in these Parts...

We were so worried about the Goose Family that lives in our backyard.  We knew it was about to start hailing.  We knew they would never come up on our patio OR let us catch them.  So, they decided to stand at attention and wait it out.  Thankfully, none of them were hurt.  I always wondered what they might do in a hail storm.  The just stood there, with their faces to the sky.  They didn't move an inch.  I've never seen anything like it. Fortunately, this was SMALL hail compared to what the rest of the city received.  No damage here.  

Saturday, May 12, 2012

A Trip Back in Time - The Oklahoma Land Run at the Harn Homestead

We recently had the opportunity to participate in a reenactment of the Land Rush of 1889 - a land run in the unassigned lands of Oklahoma, Indian Territory.  The rush took place in what is now known as Canadian,Cleveland, Kingfisher, Logan, Oklahoma and Payne counties. The land run started at high noon on April 22, 1889, with an estimated 50,000 people lined up for their piece of the available two million acres.  We visited the Harn Homestead - here is a description from their website, 

"Step back in time at the Historic Harn Homestead Museum. Learn about the territorial life of Oklahoma. This beautiful outdoor museum is original Land Run property and home to some of the most unique treasures of Oklahoma’s past."
Here are some pictures of our fun!

These are the flags they made to "stake their claims!"

Lining up...waiting for high noon to take off for their land...