Last week I went to my first camp ever. My sister and brother always went to day camp at Living History Farms, so my Mom thought I would like it too. I went in the morning every day.
Living History Farms has different farm areas that show how people lived a long time ago .
The first day we went to the where the Native Americans and pioneers lived in the forest. We went on a creek walk and I got very muddy and wet. I even painted my face. They told us how the moms carried the teepees, took care of the kids and did all of the cooking. I asked my Mom what the dads did if they did all of that work. I thought maybe they "laid on the couch all day." :)
This is a coloring book they gave me the first day. I colored the picture of how they would have cooked over the fire in the 1700's. I think it would be fun to cook like that. Tonight we are going to cook over the bonfire in my backyard.
When I got home each day after camp I worked on a new picture that I created. It is a pirate ship with lots of pirates on it.
But all of the places on the pirate ship are places that I saw when walking through the 1800's Farm. There is a Wooden Shop, Hammer Shop, Weapon Shop and even a porta-potty.
When my Dad picked me up on Thursday I said, "Dad, I want to buy some Sas Gorilla at the store next time we go." My Dad wasn't quite sure what I was talking about until I told him it was like Root Beer and that I saw it in The General Store. He told me it is actually called Sarsaparilla.
We bought some today at HyVee. It is VERY good and does taste like Root Beer.
On the last day Dad gave me $5.00 to spend at the General Store. I bought a big green marble, a wooden box of Domino's, giant gumdrops and saved the rest.
I loved learning new things and making new friends at camp. I liked my counselor a lot too. She was really nice.
My Mom helped me look up Living History Farms on her iPad. I had fun looking at the pictures and reading about other things to do there.
You can also follow them on Twitter at @LHFarms...I am now. I hope they follow me back.
Living History Farms is really fun and I think you might like it too!