Saturday, December 28, 2013

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Field Trip - Nov 8, 2013

In November, we went on a wonderful field trip, which was organized by Kim over at Kim's Ohio Homeschooling Events.  We took a ride on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, and the trip included people in period costumes, educating the kids about what life was like in the 1800's.  There was a demonstration about churning butter, where the kids passed around small bottles of milk, taking turns shaking the bottles vigorously while singing a song.  Sure enough, it turned to butter!  We also learned about how kids dressed, what kind of toys they played with, and what school was like for them.

Waiting at the station for the train to arrive.

A view of the Y bridge in Akron

Traffic circle on Smith Road.  It was neat seeing a road I'd been on many times, from a different perspective.

This was during the churning butter demonstration.

Demonstrating a Jacob's Ladder toy.
The train stopped and reversed direction at the same location they use for the "North Pole" on the holiday Polar Express trips.


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