Dec 2, 2014

In the year of 1492...

...Columbus sailed the ocean blue!  But this November, replicas of two of his ships docked in Houma and we took our whole crew out for a pretty cool history lesson.  Here are our three biggest intrepid explorers ready to board...
I think Watts is making that face because someone asked him to swab the deck...

The Pinta and the Nina were the two ships on tour.  Apparently they don't have a Santa Maria because a replica of it would be too large to fit through some canals on the journey and Columbus also despised the Santa Maria...who knew?
Cabin boy...







Whoa!  This is so cool!

His turn at the rudder...
I'm not sure what was in the hold, but it must have been fascinating...
...because pretty soon everybody was checking it out...

After exploring the ships the kids had apparently had their fill of educational fun and were ready to hit the playground nearby...







Our little monkeys had a great time climbing around until their brother was the victim of a pretty substantial blow to the head.  Here is our little guy, possibly concussed...
The kids enjoyed their living history lesson.  Thanks, Dad!

1 comment :

Sarah said...

I knew Columbus despised the Santa Maria. Have you lived under a rock your entire life?! Geez.