Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Our Visit to the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center and Gold Panning in Sumpter, Oregon

Welcome to the Homemaking Party! We're still in Oregon---ha! A couple weeks ago, Mom and I took the kids back up to Baker County to visit the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Baker City. It was a blast!

We started off with goofy pictures in these photo stands...

Grandma even got a funny shot with Liam!

Then we went into the museum where they had a big room set up for kids to interact with toys, games, art supplies, dress up, games of mathematics and skill, and more. Here Liam and Kynthia have been out rabbit hunting with their trusty wolf dog.

Then we wandered around the exhibits. These life-size and life-like scenes are amazing!

Some of these looked like real people standing there...

After the museum, we headed up the mountain to visit Sumpter again.

Elisha has been wanting to learn to pan for gold for several years. Since it was his 14th birthday weekend, I decided it would be a great time to take him!

He found many garnets and lots of gold flakes!

Then Grandma bought him his own gold pan! It was a great day!

Thanks for visiting the Homemaking Party! Be sure to come back Saturday morning as I'm reviving my Vintage Show & Tell Linky Party and have several neat things to show you!

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  1. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. It's so important to make memories...especially with the kids' grammy. God bless you all. I see where you get your prettiness from!

    Hope you don't mind me sharing the prayer requests, too.

    With affection,

  2. Looks like you had a nice trip. Beautiful photos. Thank you for hosting us.

  3. That looks like so much fun, IM glad there are places the kids can enjoy the ole west. Cool grandma bought your son his own gold pan!!!
    Have a wonderful time!!

  4. Sarah,
    Looks like everyone had a wonderful time!! Thanks so much for hosting!!

  5. It was a fun day. Thanks for letting me tag along! love, Grandma!

  6. That looks like a great experience for you all! Thanks for hosting the party.

  7. What a fantastic field trip Sarah! Love the panning for gold. Thanks for hosting!

  8. Another wonderful field trip... so many memories you are making... I look forward to when all your family can be together again.. that has to be difficult. Thank you for hosting the party. :)

  9. What a great way to share family time to gather.

  10. I appreciate you hosting this party and I hope you are having a wonderful week.

  11. Those are some great pictures!! You all look so cute -- what memories!


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