October 25, 2012

Appalachian Heritage Festival

October 25, 2012
Learning about the Appalachian history is a big deal in our area.  I remember learning about it every year in school … celebrating Daniel Boone.  *Daniel Boone blazed a trail through the Cumberland Gap in the Appalachian Mounts from North Carolina and Tennessee into Kentucky.  So each year at a nearby National Park they have an Appalachian Heritage Festival.

In between football games we decided to venture out.

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There was a lot to be seen… there were volunteers dressed in costume re-enacting how the people of the Appalachia lived during the late 1700’s.

There were also some fun things for the kids to do.  Like milking a cow!  A pretend cow of course.

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Claire made a cute little friend.
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Colton fed the pig some apple…
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They had this “toss the chicken” game… at first Colton was not sure about the chickens.  He is use to Papaws Chickens and I think he was expecting them to be real.
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Once he figured out they were pretend and how to play he really enjoyed it…
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Next up… riding the horse and lassoing the calf.
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I love this girl!
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… and this guy!
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They both loved this… we actually had a hard time getting them to move on to something else.
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But there was more to see… like these honey bees.
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It was a fun little trip that left us all singing Rocky Top thanks to the folk band that was playing on our way out.
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