It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start. -Mother Teresa

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Family Fun Goal: Get a Stamp in Our National Park Passports

On our recent trip to Holiday World we also took a moment to do something educational. Nan makes fun of me for this, "Mom, not everything has to be a teachable moment." Please note that I did not make any educational attempts at the amusement park or water park. (Seriously it was too hot to think!) But after two days of manufactured fun, a few hours with history and nature was a nice break

Holiday World is situated just a few miles from Lincoln's Boyhood Home in Southern Indiana. It is now a National Historic Site. A very nice (air conditioned!) museum was where we started. There are also hiking trails, pioneer cemetery, cabin site memorial, and recreated farm with reenactors.

Nancy and Ella drove over to join us for the day. We didn't think about it until then but we had visited Lincoln's grave and Museum & Library on our last visit together!

You can learn more about visiting the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial in Indiana but clicking HERE.

Getting a stamp in her National Park Passport

Finally big enough to put her own stamp in her passport!

Jo standing in Lincoln's Shoes

Nan standing in Lincoln's Shoes

Nastya standing in Lincoln's Shoes
Ella standing in Lincoln's Shoes

Good friends playing in the dirt and with dead animals. Awesome fun.

Nastya was partly impressed but also party disgusted by the large pelt collection at the site.

The site has a recreation of the Lincoln's cabin in addition to his mother's grave.

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