Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Perfect unschool field trip, in pictures

Apple picking at Behling Orchards in Mexico, NY.

Onwards to Oswego, NY, on the shores of Lake Ontario.

Visit Fort Ontario.

Sewing "machine" in the Officers' Quarters #1. Note the treadle.

Laundry day, circa 1869.

Wash basin atop a shipping crate, covered in chintz.

I was bemused by the concept of a young military family "making do" with what they had. Sadly, it seems that the vast majority of my peers have succumbed to the gotta have it all, right now, and the Rent-A-Center will make it happen for us for only $20/month for the rest of our debt-infested lives phenomenon. But I digress.

Then, we were off to the Salmon River Hatchery in Altmar, NY. While the salmon run is not near its peak yet, there were some beauties at the ladder.

On the way back to our car, I spotted the perfect tree for our 2007 unschool portrait. My kiddo is pretty darned handsome, if I may say so myself.


Anonymous said...

Wonderful day for a school trip.

Nice school photo as well


SpookyRach said...

Gorgeous photos! And your son looks like quite a charmer. (Also agree with your rent-a-center mini-rant. Couldn't agree more.)

Patti said...

Ditto to Rach! How interesting that you were in my neighborhood! Both my kids grew up at the fort, my daughter used to volunteer as an interpreter and later worked there during her summer vacations. Your pictures are stunning.

Val said...

Your kiddo IS pretty darn handsome!!! Great photos and great unschool trip. Very educational.

Love ya!!!