Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Log Cabin Village

subtitled: Field trip! Whoo hoo!
"On this day we plant acacia~
Pile bright flowers on grassy mound,
Dropping tears of kind remembrance,
Where a soldier's grave is found.
And, with reverential spirit,
To the God of battles pray
That our sons may proudly cherish
This our San Jacinto Day."

Today was a lovely day for a field trip and the perfect jump start to our history studies. Since the girls have finished up with their American Girls history studies, I think we are going to spend the remainder of the year with Texas history and what a great place to begin but the Log Cabin Village in Fort Worth! These log cabins were all built in the mid 1800's, disassembled, moved and put back together like giant jigsaw puzzles in this location to create a village of history.

And... today being San Jacinto Day, we couldn't have asked for better inspiration. We came home and read from one of our favorite Texas history books about the Battle of San Jacinto and will peruse our more detailed map of Texas later to find the locations of these historic events. But for now, we are content with looking at pictures and making plans to return with Daddy who is our resident history nut. Hope you enjoy the montage below.

*And to my sweet friend who wasn't able to join us today, you name the date and we will meet you there with lunch pails in our hands and bonnets on our heads!


  1. Wow, what amazing images! No wonder you and your kids had a blast! :) What fun!

  2. That does look really neat. We'll have to make a trip out there some day.

  3. I'm so sad we missed it! I'm still washing sheets. Ugh. Thanks for the slide show - I'm glad you all had a nice time.

  4. I have never seen anything like that, it looks great perfect for taking the family.

  5. Hello! We have automatic "Google" alerts and your blog came up in our search results today!

    Thanks for your wonderful comments. We are so glad you and your family had a great time. We LOVE your photo montage!

    Hope to see you again...

    Take care...
    Rena--Log Cabin Village Educator

  6. Thank you Rena for stopping by and I am glad you liked the montage. It's truly a magical place you have there and we will be back soon, I promise!


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