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Psalm 78
. . . we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. .
so the next generation would know them . . . and they in turn would tell their children.
Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

On the Trail of the Santa Fe Trail

We spent the Monday of Thanksgiving week in Council Grove, Kansas tracking down the Santa Fe trail. We did this four years ago, the last time we studied the 19th century. In the intervening years our growing children have leafed through the album of that trip so many times that they have begged to return to the humble Kansas town. It doesn't take much to amuse us, I'm sure, for there isn't much to recommend about Council Grove, but we had the best of time retracing our memories.

Lunch at Hayes House. Climbing around the Western-themed playground. Rolling down the hill on the bank of the Neosho River. Pitching seed pods at tree trunks. Taking pictures at trail markers and special, albeit dead, tree trunks. Running around an old stone barn dating to the 1850s. Peering hopefully into a field of dry grass, hoping to see the swales of the trail.


Chapter 38 said...

This is such a great idea! I always learn from you. :)

I love seeing the pictures.

Mrs. Edwards said...

Hey there, Mrs. B! We're praying you through the let-down period and the culture shock period. God is good.
Love you all.

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