Friday, September 13, 2013
Today we took a little field trip. (Cue traditional road trip picture.)
Our destination? The Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center in eastern Oklahoma.
They have an interpretive center with many items from the mounds.
Jack's favorite was this armadillo cup.
They had several stations with information about the mounds and the Spiro people. It was interesting enough that Jack read it all!
Alice used it like a tiny sand box!
Inside there is a large model of the site with the trails and mounds--I labeled them so I would remember. (Though as you can tell by my labels, I have already forgotten some details!)
The kids were running when we started the trails. By the end they were all hot and tired and dragging. We reminded them that it was not nearly as hot as it was when we went to Quartz Mountain.
The scenery was beautiful!
They have a replica of a house on one of the trails.
Some of the mounds are just small bumps.
Others are really big. We were able to walk across this one.
After lunch Alice found what looked like a piece of an old antenna. She told me it was "old, old, old" and was probably something a "leader person" used.
We had a great time!