This past week, my kids and I and my pastor's two youngest took a little summer field trip to Wisconsin. We went to the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum and the Chippewa Valley Historical Museum.
We had a blast! Joking about cheese, and Brett Favre, and going the wrong way to get off an island.
Highlights included mugging as Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe, and dressing up as nurses, aviators, and crossing guards. We learned about logging camps, log jams, and traveling dandruff. (ICK!)
On the way home we stopped at LARK toys in Kellogg, MN. Here we had ice cream, rode the carousel, looked at a bazillion toys, games, and puzzles, then played a round of mini-golf. (Where I came in second!)
I love going to small museums in out of the way places. I love local history, and I love introducing my kids (and their friends) to the cool things of the past all around us. I also love it when a group of teens finds out that they're not too cool to have a good time. :)
The picture is of Jonathan, James, Heather, and Elizabeth, great kids all, dancing (boogeying) to some polka music in the Chippewa Valley Museum.
So, what's in your backyard? A local attraction? Something silly and fun? A place to make great memories?