Friday, August 22, 2014

fieldtrip friday

We created a summer bucket list and somehow it got labeled "Field Trip Friday" and somehow Macie and Conor were on the guest list ;-) Trevor too!  For our first FTF, we headed to Alton to see the Locks and Dam, Bird Sanctuary and the Robert Wadlow statue. Weather was great and the kids all had a fun time.
lunch by the river!

Bennett realized he could hear his echo.  Like what this world needs is twice the screaming from him...

found our house on the huge map
"look guys, I'm Kanye and Kim's daughter North West!"  Conor watches way too much E!
we made it in time to see a barge come through

There's a cool water feature in front of the building and before we could stop him, Trevor went all in


After the L&D, we headed to the bird sanctuary to burn off some energy. The shoreline was filled with fish skeletons which everyone thought was pretty cool


Our final stop was at the Robert Wadlow statue...aka "Alton Giant"...aka cousin Robert.  That's right, we are related to the tallest man in the world ----> my Grandma, Dorothy Wadlow, and Robert were cousins.  Pretty awesome, right?! Brady had been asking to see this statue for months.  Once he found out there was a family connection, he researched R.W. and asked a zillion questions about his life, etc... he was still shocked to see how tall he really was...and how big his shoes were!
Cate: "I love that he has this pole to dance with".  Oh boy.

 Our final final stop was to Dairy Queen for ice cream and with that, our first FTF was complete!

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