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This Is The Place

I was feeling bad that I used to take the boys when they were little on field trips once a week in the summer and I have not done this for my DD. The boys are older and are not interested on going on field trips with mom. I have a large gap in the ages of my boys and my DD. So while she is still quite young they are teenagers and too cool for such things. So I told DD that we would go on field trips this summer. Yesterday was our first. We visited This is the Place Heritage Park, and had a wonderful time. We arrived early and rode the train to the village. Our first stop was the school house. Here is a reader that was on the desk. We listened to the teacher tell us about what school would have been like back then.

Next we went on pony rides and visited the petting zoo. Look at this sweet lamb.

I enjoyed seeing the old quilts in the houses and cabins.

I really like the design in this one.

We also visited the grist mill, the black smith, the drug store, a tee pee and a hogan, a wood working shop, and the newspaper office. It was a delightful day. I’m looking forward to a fun summer of field trips with my DD. Should make for some wonderful memories.


  • Trisha says:

    We like to take field trips in the summer too. It is fun to discover local places that you might not have without feild tripping there. There are a lot of things in Utah I wish I would have done when I lived there. Oh well, a good reason to visit!

  • A Spoonful Of Sugar says:

    Enjoy your summer – field trips are always fun. It is often surprising what you find in your own City/part of the world.

  • Lurline says:

    It would be like going back in time – a nice girly day!
    Hugs – Lurlineโ™ฅ

  • loulee says:

    Sounds like a lovely day out. I'm lucky I guess my teenaged boy still enjoys days with mum.

  • Unknown says:

    Oh yes, I miss those days too. I used to love doing that with the kids. It looks like you and your DD had a great time and incorporated a little bit of quilt history too!

  • Cheryl says:

    What a fun mother daughter day. Such a treat to have special outtings with mom…good memories in the making.

  • Cheryl says:

    Me again!!!! Just checked out the block party. I don't know how I missed this. What a wonderful challenge.

  • Karen says:

    Such a good idea to take your daughter on field trips. I like the quilt shown in the one photo. I think the block name has "Prairie" in it. I made a quilt using this block pattern.

  • hetty says:

    How lucky you are to still have a daughter who loves to go on fieldtrips! I think this is the part of my kids' childhood that I miss most! Pioneer Villages were always my favourite!

  • jovaliquilts says:

    Wonderful! I loved going on "field trips" with my kids and I miss it now that they are grown. Enjoy!

  • Finn says:

    Hi Em, what a great field trip! And maybe these will be double special since she is your daughter vs. the boys *VBS* It looks so very delightful, I'm sure I would have enjoyed that trip alot.
    That is a really interesting quilt block you snapped. It looks like a shoo fly, but with a 4 patch plus inserted instead of a square. I'll have to try and figure that one out! Hugs, Finn

  • Terri says:

    What fun! I love going to historic places, but like yours, my boys aren't interested anymore. ๐Ÿ™ Enjoy your summer!

  • Anonymous says:

    That is great- I used to love doing that sortt of thing with my children too. These days they can occassionally be persuaded to go to an art exhibition especially if bribed.

    Love the quilts too. I hadn't seen the churn dash style one before.

  • Anonymous says:

    Hello Em, thank you for your thoughts……I love the pattern…a little bit different…..glad you had a good field trip…Warm Regards Lyn

  • Myra says:

    Sounds like a wonderful day out for your daughter and for her alone time with Mom… Special outings… ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    I like the pattern in that second quilt photo too! hmmmm….? A good block to make for my sampler! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  • Gayle Bong says:

    Gee, sounds nice. Maybe when I retire I can take field trips with someone.In all of your field trips, where was the best place to spot old quilts? Oh, and what is a hogan?

  • Browndirtcottage says:

    Hi Em…..just catching up…looks like you have been staying busy!!!

  • *karendianne. says:

    This looks like a really neat day. Oh my gosh but those baby lambs are cute. The old quilts are fantastic and a great share! Thank you. I really dig that 2nd pattern as well. Do you know what it's called?

  • Teresa says:

    I think spending times with my daughters are some of my favorite memories. The quilt is very interesting. I wonder if there is a name for that block.

  • Wanda says:

    You are creating memories!! How wonderful for both you and DD to look forward to your fieldtrips! I have to admit…I'm a little jealous!!

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