Friday, November 19, 2010

Field Trip : Rice Rock & Mineral Museum

One of the best rock museums in the world is right in town! In second grade, the kids study rocks, and so take a fielf trip to the museum. We've been with Cub Scouts, as well as on our own when Bayley was so fascinated with collecting rocks. (The gift shop is perfect for a rock fact, the expanded it for a few years and had a place at Streets of Tanasbourne. Amazing stuff.)

I like hearing the history of the house, built as a family home for a lumber baron in the 50's. The built-ins in the closets are fantastic. I think my favorite room is the petrified wood gallery. Hayden liked the black-light room the best.

The kids were VERY well behaved, and engaged. There was lots of oohs and aahs. All genuine. What a great bunch!

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