Monday, July 1, 2013

This is the Place!

 While we were in Utah, Grandma Utah said we should check out This is the Place Heritage Park.  I wasn't sure what to expect.  As a kid, we went there and there was a big memorial statue... and tumble weed. 
Thanks to the generous Huntsman family, there is a free day every year... and we happened to be there on that day.
Yes, there is a memorial statue, but now there is so much more!  IT WAS AWESOME!
Several historic sites from all over Utah have been relocated to this park, so there is a pioneer village to explore.
The schoolhouse was a hit.  We went there twice.

 Alli tilled the garden... er... the dust patch.
 The kids explored a replica ship.
 A canon filled with candy was fired on the main street.  Candy rained down and there was sugar-induced pandemonium. So much fun!
 Pony rides!
 Alli tried her hand at milking an artificial cow.
 There are still lots of memorial statues.
 Ruby got a "shave" at the barber shop.
Alli wants to go back next year and volunteer as a pioneer.  She wants to teach in the school.
This park was definitely worth it... even on a not free day it would be worth it.  We had so much fun.