Thanks to my PT appointment that took up the majority of the morning, which made going to Noa’s chosen museum in Maryland out of the question for today, and the Farm Museum being closed on Mondays, we went with an alternate plan: Sully Plantation. We drive past here on our way home from Massadoah, and I finally mentally registered the name so we could check it out.
It was a beautiful, overcast day, and perfect for walking around on the grounds, and touring the house. There were only 4 other people in our tour group, so the children had the time to ask lots of questions.
Insight of the day: The guide showed us a deck of cards from the time period, and they only had pictures, no numbers or words since not everyone could read. Zoe’s comment was, “I believe ‘jacks’ used to be called ‘knaves,’ but when they began writing the letters on cards, they had to be changed to ‘jacks’ since ‘kings’ were using the ‘k.'” Huh?! Who knew.
Our day in pictures:
We peered into a small building with a fire pit in the center, and we were all stumped, until The Buster pipes up with, “I think it’s a smokehouse.” Well, once you know what it is, it’s obvious what it is. I was impressed.
Today was the first time…ever…that we have gone on a field trip adventure without a snack bag. That’s a huge change.
In addition, at one point on the tour, Yessa turned to me and said, “I thought I wouldn’t like this, Mama, but I guess I sort of do.”
I consider that a ringing endorsement.