They blessed her Sunday August the 28th. We left about 5am Saturday morning to put as much time between the drives as we could. So we had some time on Saturday to kill. My mom and dad know one of the Dosi couples at the Bluff Fort Visitor Center so they thought it might be kind of fun to go down there for a little bit. Our motel had a pool so the kids had a hard time understanding why we were going to visit Bluff when we could just go to the pool. Once we got down there and they started looking around we had a hard time getting them to leave! We heard over and over again, "We have to come back here!"
First they dressed the girls up in pioneer garb. Then we watched a short movie about the pioneers who settled Bluff. For those of you who don't know it was settled by the group that came through the Hole in the Rock. The story is amazing! For more about the story click here.
They gave the boys a few things to fit the time period and then we got to go out side and take pictures!
I always pictured covered wagons much bigger then this.
Can you imagine what it would have been like for me to move my whole family across the country in this thing?!
Can you believe it?!
My kids in front of the wagon that came through.
The girls were more then willing to keep posing for pictures! And I was more then willing to keep snapping them! I was amazed at this place and want to go back when we can spend more time.
They have handcarts that you can pull around the grounds if you would like. We didn't take the time while we were there, but it was fun to watch the kids think about how we would make that work as a family too!
Connor ready to take off on his own trek across the country!
Porter is a little less ready!
(I will take another post to explain the broken hand!)
The girls are more then ready!
They thought this was all very exciting!
Jaxon is getting a head start!