It has just been too beautiful this week to sit behind a desk. Bad weather is on the horizon and I didn't want to wastedthe day away studying. Therefore, we did a field trip yesterday! I took the boys to the salmon run at Taylor Creek in California, via a stop at the Genoa Courthouse Museum.
Genoa was one of the settlements on the Pony Express. The town was settled by Mormons and was a trading post on the California Trail. They have a neat display about the Pony Express. Riders were between the ages of 11-18. They preferred orphans, because it was so dangerous. Can you believe that someone would sign up for that? Look at my boys. They will be old enough for that job in 3 months!
A funny moment happened when we were standing on the bridge by the main road during our leisurely hike. The creek was just filled with tons of fish. Our bodies cast a shadow on the water where they were floating. Raef would do a large wave with a stick he had found, and like a computer game, the fish would move away from him. Then he would go to where there was another clump of fish and do the same thing. Then Raef and Zach both got in on the action, making the fish move on command. It was pretty darn funny.
I am so glad I was able to experience this cycle of nature. I learned a ton and I hope my kids did too. It is one thing to read it in a book. But to actually be able to see it is priceless.