Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fort Vasquez

On Saturday our oldest daughter and her family ventured to a nearby Fort for a field trip. I've always loved planning children's field trip and helping them to glimpse times past. Being new to our state there is a lot we haven't seen yet so it was fun to drive a short distance for this fort.
I hadn't realized it wasn't a military post but a trading post. There were wonderful things to see and read about and many animal pelts to touch. Our oldest grandson will make his own replica of this for school and I can't wait to see what he produces.
I truly believe one of the best ways to teach children history is for them to experience living history so that it comes alive for them. Saturday was no exception and the man who was working was a wonderful story teller.


  1. Good Morning, sweetie! I love visiting old forts, too! The last time I did was in St. Augustine and it was neat to think about being around back then.

    Hope all is well with you! I so love the post of the balloons!! Too cool!!

    Love ya lots! Have a delightful Day!!

  2. That fort is so cool! I love the one in St. Augustine! I got a really good photo of that and I am putting it in the fair! Thanks for sharing! Hope your having a fun time!

    Love, {Madison}

  3. Hi Miss Noreen,
    That is so nice you could go with your grandchildren and daughter to check out Ft. Vasquez. Forts can be neat. I remember going to Ft. Pickens in Pensacola, Fl as a child, don't remember too much, but I know I thought it was really neat!
    glad you all had a fun day and that is was close by too! That is always nice especially when you are traveling with lil ones.
    Have a blessed day hon,
    P.S. Check my blog today, I put the white bean soup recipe on.

  4. Adorable grandchildren Noreen, and I whole heartily agree, the best way to teach them is through experiencing the living history.
    I also enjoyed your last post, beautiful fall pictures. Have a most blessed day.

  5. Looks like you had a wonderful time. What a great way to teach history. Hugs.

  6. Memories for grandchildren. That is what it really is all about.


  7. Even though I grew up here... I never have visited that fort. I should do it. looks like a great time, and great learning experience.


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