Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Summer Outings

We have had a very busy couple of weeks.   My husband and I took two of our kidlets down to Michigan to visit friends who are building an earth sheltered home.
We visited the site where they are building and it is so cool!!  The day we were there they were putting on the shot-crete for the basement.
Please check out their website .  You will find videos and so much interesting info there!
We also visited my favourite old time village,  Greenfield Village attached to the Ford Museum.  Have you been there?  If not, it is so worth the trip!

This house was brought there from Ohio, and has people in period garb to speak to you about their traditions and how the farm worked.

                                My daughter looking out at the sheep while on the steam train.

                    Old time baseball game played with the original rules, and attire- no baseball gloves!

                                                    Baseball game accompanied by a band!

                                                        Oldest windmill in United States

                                                   Clock tower in honour of Sir John Bennett

                              One of eleven laboratories used by Thomas Edison, all at the village

Glass blowing 
So that is a tidbit of what you will see there at Greenfield Village.  Such fun!
Then on Sunday we went to the Nascar race at Michigan International Speedway.Girls had a blast and we will  definitely take them again.  

School starts again next week, so our routine is about to get back to normal, minus one teen as she is off to college.         

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