Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Girls Adventures. Oct. 2010

We took a field trip to the Gorge Washington Carver monument. He was an amazing man. He was born in slavery, He (as a baby) and his mother were stolen, he was found by the side of the road but his mother was never found. George was raised by the family that owned his mother. He loved plants and had a secret garden. His thirst for knowledge took him far. "The primary idea in all my work was to help the farmer and fill the poor man's dinner pail." He worked with plants and taught at universities, he also created a traveling school that would go out to the fields and teach the farmers there. He was a very positive man and inspirational.
We spent the day on the farm he grew up on doing the things he would have done as a child. here the girls are watching corn being shucked and ground.
Aleena is dipping a candle.
One of George's chores was the laundry, he was quite proficient at it because it put him through college.
Hannah trying her hand at ironing.
Isabelle using a washboard with lye soap. (she says the water was cold)
This is one of his many quotes, he always acknowledged God in the things he saw, learned, and did.
"How can I be sure that I'm on the right road?.... 'In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.' Now you must learn to look to Him for direction and then follow, and you will never go wrong."

The next adventure was a ropes course that Sarah and Hannah got to go on.
They had an amazing time and were very brave, so brave they did it twice.
Sarah was really high up!
Hannah one handed.
Once they crossed the ropes they zip-lined down. They both thought this was the best part.

1 comment:

Familie May said...

Oh my goodness - the girls so high up - it shivers me! How brave they really did it - I'm not sure I would, but especially Martin would love to go there. It seems you really had a very interesting, informative and adventuresome time there. It's interesting to know that your first President was born as a slave! Wow, from a slave to the first president, what a career!
From Germany with love!