6/29/17- A beautiful day at Conner Prairie! We stopped for a barbecue lunch at City Barbecue, which is a horrible name for an excellent barbecue place (considering we’re in Indiana). It was a little hotter and more humid today than we were hoping for, but the breeze made it pretty pleasant still. When we arrived at Conner Prairie, we headed straight for the Indian camp. There was a Lanape Indian man who had come from Oklahoma to show how they do beading work. It was very interesting and the beads he had to show were gorgeous. After the other kids had left, he showed Baylor some of the beads one on one and Baylor was very friendly to him, so he spoke to Baylor in his native language and taught Baylor a Lanape word (I don’t remember how to say it though.) Then we saw a wigwam that they are building as their project for 2017 and played in the dugout canoe that was last year’s project (Baylor sang Row Row Row Your Boat as he and Daddy pretended to paddle.)
Baylor got distracted when he realized there was a barn in the distance and asked to see the animals. So off we went! He got to pet a baby goat, a baby sheep, and a baby calf! He loved watching all the animals and even got to “help” milk the Mama goat (they were going to let him milk her but he said no thank you, so we lent moral support instead and talked about where milk comes from).
After that, we went into the little town they have set up. Baylor enjoyed the little general store, and especially liked the blacksmith’s shop and schoolhouse. The He made friends everywhere he went! He was very interested in what the blacksmith was doing and was very polite to him (the blacksmith looked pretty startled when Baylor asked him how he was and told him it was nice to meet him). And the school teacher asked him if he could count and was shocked when he counted right up to 30 and told her that “2+1=3”! We started and talked with her for a while about going to school in the fall.
We went to the doctor’s house and he really liked meeting the ladies who were quilting inside, but he ran away when he saw the doctor and refused to go into his office. We tried to explain it was just pretend, but he wasn’t having it. So instead we played a game of Rounders (baseball) with some of the kids. Baylor and Daddy scored a run!
Then we headed up to the Civil War camp but we didn’t stay there too long because some of the activities there we knew would be too loud/intense for Baylor. So instead we decided to call it a day and grab some Frozen Custard on our way home. It was a great day and Baylor seemed to have a lot of fun! He said his favorite part was the baby sheep.