We got the opportunity to see replicas of the Nina and the Pinta. Here are some pictures from our field trip:
The Pinta's Poop Deck
Magpie and Chipette in the bow of the Nina with the Pinta in the background.
Magpie and Chipette on the stern of the Pinta with the Nina in the background.
Magpie in the skiff on the Nina.
Chipette in the skiff keeping a look out for land.
The thing I found most amazing about our trip is how small these ships were! I can't even imagine climbing into one of these things and setting out across the Atlantic Ocean not sure where you were going or what, if anything, you would find. The explorers who did this (Columbus, Magellan, etc.) were either extremely brave, crazy, or a little bit of both!
Monkey did go with us on the field trip, but he is still crazy afraid of the water, so in all of the pictures, he's basically climbing up me trying to get as far away from the water as he can.
But I can't leave Monkey out of a Summary Saturday, so here is a picture of what walked into the kitchen last week after taking a walk around the neighborhood with Dad while the sisters finished school.
I mean, seriously, doesn't your heart just melt when you see that excited face with his flowers for Mom! Needless to say he got an extra serving of dessert :)
Enjoying the field trips and the flowers in the treehouse,