Today we took the kids to Sun Watch Indian Village near our house. We could get in free with our children's museum membership and figured it would be good to enjoy the nice weather before the rain came. Amazingly, I've never been there even though I've lived here my entire life. The place was empty, so we got lots of personal attention while we were there. First, we watched a short kids' video that explained the history of the village. Then, we walked around the small museum to see models and artifacts found at the site. Next ,we headed outside to see the village. The Fort Ancient Indians lived here for approximately 15 years and then headed someplace else, probably because they had used up all of the resources here. Although it was pretty hot (it's not supposed to be 80 degrees in April!), it was neat to get a glimpse of how these prehistoric (before written history) people lived.
A look at the village
The kids and me
The kids and Nathan by one of the huts
Emmaline was happy to hang out in the stroller...she even took a nap!