Friday, May 29, 2009

Gold Panning Field Trip

Once again my darling husband drove on a 4th grade field trip!! This time it was just west of Redding. The kids have been learning California history this year and have been fortunate enough to be in driving distance of the actual places where lots of the "history" took place. Seeing and experiencing beat learning from a book any day! The guide gave them some tips and told them about the many gold nuggets found right in this spot in French Gulch!!
Scott and Anna hoping to strike it rich!

Scott loves history and he likes going on the field trips that are history related. They toured an actual gold mine and many other historical landmarks.

We are so lucky to live in a place that is so rich with history of the early settlers. It was a tough time to be alive and trying to make a living.
It was a fun field trip and one the kids won't forget...but no one "retired" on their gold find!



Denise said...

Fun field trip. GOOD Daddy! Cuuuuute kiddo!

Jennifer said...

I tell you what, California makes for some great field trips!

Have a great weekend!

Donna said...

That's neat! It's so funny to see the other "state historical field trips" that are out there. In VA, we went to all the presidents' homes and to Williamsburg. It's neat to see what CA history brings:)

Dolly said...

THat was nice of your man to go on the field trip. I bet Anna was proud!

It would be fun to see some of the history of Donna, I remember doing all the VA historic field trips.