We had a neat opportunity to take a spur of the moment field trip with a bunch of local homeschoolers to a real fort.
We visited Fort Buena Ventura on a homeschool field trip.
The day was perfect! The kids learned about a vertical cabin.
We were able to go in and see two cabins, one furnished and one unfurnished. We learned about what it took to build cabins/ houses back in 1852.
Katey even got to try out a recliner made out of reeds.
We met a real mountain man. He showed us many mountain man tools and supplies and explained to us why a mountain man would have such tools and how many of them had a dual purpose. He taught us many ways to make a fire.
They had an awesome candy canon. All of the kids lined up and the host filled a small real canon up with taffy. He lit the fuse and had the kids count down. Once it went off the kids went crazy. It was definitely Tyler’s favorite part. He told every body who would listen about it.
We rented a canoe and floated a dammed up area in the river. This was fun and I’m glad I had Tommy with me. He sure knew what he was doing.
The two younger kids fell asleep for the ride home. It was a fun day!