We spent the day in Savannah, Georgia, and as a recommendation from friends, we went to the Wilkes House (Family-style meal, only open for lunch from 11-2) and Fort Pulaski which saw its only battle in the civil war.
Our boys are 6, 8, and 10 years old and enjoyed the whole day!
On the east coast of Georgia, on the Atlantic Coast, is a popular area for tourists: Jekyll Island and St Simons Island. While there are lots of things to see and do, sorting out what can be done with kids, or as a family is another challenge.
Here are some family activities that our boys (6, 8 & 10) enjoyed while we were visiting!
Traveling the USA has helped us learn and appreciate the history of this amazing country so much more. We love how patriotic most Americans are. We enjoy learning more about the significant events in history that made this nation so great. And walking with our boys through the streets of historic places has been an incredible experience as we teach them.
In Canada, we’ve been able to do the same, and will continue to teach them about our great nation as well. There are so many more places we look forward to visiting. The next few months are going to be quite different as we wait things out. Stay healthy & safe everyone!
A great afternoon for the family, just east of Edmonton!
Being immersed in the Ukrainian Culture of the Immigrants who came to Alberta in the early 1900s was a fun experience. We learned what life was like for them and explored just east of Edmonton at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village.
If you have a chance to visit Alberta, Canada with your family, put this on the list of things to do, less than an hour East of Edmonton! All of the buildings in the village are original buildings from when Ukrainians settled in Canada to escape the famine and economic depression in Ukraine. Many have been relocated to the area to be preserved at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village.
Each of the employees play the part of “members” of the village, so it’s not uncommon to see the blacksmith walk over to the general store to pick up some supplies, or see the police officer lock up his station and walk home for lunch where his wife is making soup.
We watched a few of the members of the village fixing a fence that one of the pigs had knocked over using only the tools and building supplies that would have been available in 1929.
We met the lumber yard tender who was out cutting his grass when we came in, so playing the part, he put down his cutters and came inside to ask us what we’re building and what supplies we needed.
Each member of the village is trained to greet each other in Ukrainian, and they speak English to the visitors with a Ukrainian accent, so you feel completely immersed in the experience.
With the amount of concrete that was used to build Hoover Dam, a 4000-mile two-lane highway could have been built. It would be able to stretch from San Francisco to New York! It took more than 10,000 people to build, and more than 100 people died during its construction.