This week is Spring Break in Florida and since our two oldest grandchildren, Mikey and Heather, were out of school we thought we’d give their mom a break one day and take them out of the house to explore historic Fort Christmas.
I think they both had a good time and learned a few things about local history, in addition to seeing how people lived almost 200 years ago. Here are some photos from the visit.
Grandma with Mikey and Heather in front of the Fort Christmas park entrance.
Granddad with Mikey and Heather in front of the Fort Christmas park entrance.
Mikey and Heather sitting on the steps of the first school lunchroom in the area.
Close-up of Mikey and Heather on lunchroom steps.
Grandma, Heather and Mikey inside the first lunchroom, exploring the old cooking appliances and utensils.
Touring the old one-room school.
Mikey and Heather about to walk through the gates of Fort Christmas.
Grandma, Mikey and Heather examining some of the artifacts of life in the fort almost 200 years ago.
This was a strange anomaly. A pay phone right outside an old cracker cabin. Heather tries to call the past to let them know she’s visiting.
According to both Mikey and Heather, this was the first time they had ever heard of outhouses. After getting a look inside, they were thankful for indoor plumbing.
This cracker house had opposing doors on each side of the house so air could flow through.
After spending about 2 hours exploring Fort Christmas, it was time to go get some lunch and then return Mikey and Heather home. One of the “perks” of being grandparents.