Isaac was impressed even before we made it through the gates - did you know they have rocks in the parking lot?
I packed a picnic lunch and after we ate, I thought I'd try to get some group pictures. I decided to try with the three older kids. It is quite a feat to get three children to look at me at the same time while they smile.
Then we decided to add the babies. If I couldn't get three out of three, I don't know what made me think I could get five out of five.
I almost had them all - Isaac is even smiling - a rare accomplishment in a photograph.
We waited for the train. Matt and Aliese made sharp sticks on the concrete.
Isaac was very happy to be on the train. I think this was one of his favorite things of the day.
Aliese and Grandma Catherine on the train.
Isaac pans for gold (Iron Pyrite).
We climbed aboard a ship for our journey to America. The kids climbed into the hard bunks. We were surprised at how small and hard these bunks were. I think the pioneers were made of much tougher stuff than we are.
Aliese is making the best of her hard bunk.
I don't think Isaac likes this bed at all.
Matthew has gone to sleep.
The babies were adorable. Angie and Caitie were with us. The picture I took of them has disappeared. I will download it again tomorrow.
I will finish posting the rest of the pictures tomorrow. I am out of time today.