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
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Sunday, August 12, 2012
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
Here are a few snapshots...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
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
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...