Saturday, October 22, 2011

Fall Family Day

Today we took a day trip for our annual "pilgrimage" to the pumpkin farm.  We took a hayride out to the field and picked a few pumpkins for the front porch.  While we were there, we also went through...

 a 12 acre corn maze carved out in the shape of zoo animals.  Luckily, they handed out maps for those who weren't brave enough to get lost. 


We also went to Fort Ancient, a state park and museum.  We've been studying about Native Americans in Heritage Studies and it seemed like the perfect opportunity to tie in the history of Ohio's Indian groups.  It is in the same area as the pumpkin farm and it was a gorgeous day to be out and about.

The trails were beautiful to walk through, our feet crunching the fallen leaves and the sunlight making pretty dappled shapes on the floor of the woods.

There are ancient Indian mounds throughout the park.  Some of the mounds form the walls around the site and others are burial mounds for the Hopewell Indians that lived there many, many years ago. 

Any way you look at it, it was a wonderful Fall day and time spent with my little family. 

A day to be thankful and count the blessings in my life.