Saturday, October 18, 2008

Mt Vernon

We decided to take the kids down to Mt Vernon today. They were having their annual Fall Harvest Family Days this weekend so it seemed like a good time to take the kids. I will say we were not the only ones with this idea since the place was absolutely packed. We never got to take a tour of the mansion itself (pictured above) because the wait was listed as being around an hour. You can see the line to get into the mansion way over on the left.

The entry fee into the grounds is a bit on the steep side ($13 per person over 12, $6 for kids 6-12 and kids 5 and under get in free. We had a minor mix up when we paid since Catherine was suppose to get in for free and they charged her the senior rate. I personally didn't think she was looking that old.

There were lots of activities for the kids though aside from the mansion tour. They had these toys kids used to play with in the old days. Like a wheel you push along with a stick. I was amazed at how the kids took to such a simple activities. I think I know what they're getting for Christmas.

In addition to the games there were wagon rides. The wagon rides weren't all that impressive since it was just around a field, but that didn't stop the kids from going on multiple rides.

There were also other activities like a hay bale maze (which was exceedingly weak I thought) and activities to make corn husk dolls. Quinn didn't want to make one of the dolls and went back and did the maze a bunch more times while Catherine was making her doll.

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