Thursday, April 1, 2010

Fort Nisqually

We hit Fort Nisqually at Point Defiance today. We met up with Nancy, Garret, Kira and Cameron and had a great time. We got to learn a lot about the history of Fort Nisqually, which I believe was started around the 1830's. The kids liked seeing things like an old outhouse, a wash house, the blacksmith shop, and one of the fort's corner towers, which they got to climb up. If you are in the area and haven't been here, I highly recommend it.

Evan got to feel some beaver and badger pelts:

Inside a real outhouse. They had no idea what it was used for until Nancy explained it to them!

Checking out a laborer house:

The boys. (Kira is hiding there on the left):

The gang having a little time out:

Playing in barrels of water outside the wash house:

Learning about a curiously odd pair of scissors that is meant to snuff candles and subsequently trim the wicks:

A sad Evan. He was not in a great mood today and is having a little personal time out here after being naughty (but I'm posting the picture because he's so darned cute anyway):

When we were done at the Fort, we headed up to a cupcake shop in the Proctor district called Sweet Things Cupcakes. Evan had a lemon cupcake but dug in before I could get a photo. I had a cookies & cream variety and Ethan had one called The Elvis... banana cupcake with peanut butter buttercream frosting and chocolate shavings. He said it was really good!

Thanks Nancy for joining us today!

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