after our month in washington, our next stop, while brief, was baker city, oregon. we got in late friday night, after a LONG and BORING five-ish hour drive. we grabbed some groceries and then settled into a truck stop to boondock for the night.
our reason for stopping here for the night was so we could visit the oregon trail interpretive center. (we had been playing a lot of old school oregon trail to prepare for this field trip).
the kids tested out some old timey games. i later heard anna talking about how hard it would have been with just those few boring toys. so maybe just maybe she appreciates all the toys we haul around everywhere with us.
when we were done (read: overheated), we went back inside for the museum-y part of our day. the kids were equipped with a scavenger hunt bingo game that they were determined to complete and they were very focused.
the kids favorite part was where you tried to pack your wagon, using wooden blocks to symbolize the sizes of various things. they were determined to fit it all, including the ridiculously proportioned barrel of whiskey.
on the way out, anna and i swung by the encampment to see of any of the food was done cooking. we were in luck! we got to try some bison stew and a weird dutch oven baked apple/onion/bacon concoction that was really good.
and then, we got back on the road. next stop. boise, idaho.