Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Field Trip

Thought I would show ya'll what has been going on in "them there hills".
We took a field trip. Actually it is where many of the schools in our area go for field trips.
The first place we visited was formed originally by Mr Vanderbilt. He bought up a "little section" of property and called it the Pisgah Forest. Now it is the Pisgah National Forest. And so we went to the area where the first school of forestry was started in order to teach men how to take care of the forest. Thus---- the first forestry school was started by Mr Vanderbilt...or as I like to call him....Mr Moneybags. He has that small little house in Asheville call The Biltmoore. :)
The picture below is of us in the school.
Actually, it was a real school even before the Vanderbilts took over this land. All of the people who sold out... of course left behind their homes and places of business. So their school became the forestry school. All the cabins became housing for the students.
I just had to post this picture of me.....playing the teacher. was so hot this day! And muggy. And I was sweating big time. Next, notice the lovely gray strip up the side of my head(below). I either look like I am related to a skunk or the bride of Frankenstein. Just joking......most of the time I love the way God is coloring my hair. :)

Next is Keith, he did not like the serious pictures I had taken of him.... so he decided to make a little trip to the outhouse. No, it was not a working outhouse..thank heavens.

This was one of the little cabins. It was decorated on the inside and it was fun to walk through....I think it still would have been a nice place to live.
Since there were flowers planted every where we had lots of critters to look at. I took this picture myself.......not bad! Isn't our God awesome?!
Here is a picture of the grandkids present that day with Mom and Dad.
Notice the little cuttie in the bottom left posing for the camera.
She is a sweet one!
Next we went to the place below. We were getting quite an education that day.
This place was pretty cool.
If you have ever been fishing in the creeks in our area....this is where the fish are hatched.
Notice Dad below, he was being severely tempted to reach down and grab a trout.
We had to remind him that the signs said, Look with your eyes and not your hands!
You can't tell there is anything in the water except for the little things sticking out of the water.
But, there is hardly an inch here where there is not a fish. Keith took his sun glasses and put them over the lens of my camera...and the picture below is the true picture.What a difference a different perspective will make!
And I will leave it at that.....but that will PREACH! ;)
That is a lot of fish!
We could have a blogland fish fry for sure!
Maybe we could invite the guys so that they could clean the fish?
And these little guys made me think of Maria.
They were all over the place along with the humming birds.
Our God is so indescribable!

Now that you have gone on our field trip with us, don't you feel so much smarter?

Thanks for stopping by......and don't forget to put your name in for the Pouchee.
A picture of it is in the on it and you can go and sign up as many times as you want.
Go ahead.....don't be embarrassed. :)
Love ya!


luvmy4sons said...

You are such a blessing. That was such a fun post. I loved your commentary and the picutres. Felt like I was there enjoying it with you. Hugs sweet friend.

Anonymous said...

What fun! I loved the comment about the way God is coloring your hair. I'd not thought of it that way before. Refreshing!

Mary said...


I loved the tour and thanks for posting about your day. I enjoy going to places like this and learning about life at another time. That little cabin looks comfy and cozy. I could live in a place like that.

I don't blame your father for wanting to grab one of those trout. Great photos.

Take care and have a great evening.

melanie said...

I tried to comment a few minutes ago but blogger was having a tantrum and wouldn't let me.... so here goes again...

I love the pictures- soooo fun!! And I am much smarter now that I've been on this field trip!

MelanieJoy said...

Loved the field trip and enjoyed going with you and not even having to leave my ac (air condition)! Haha!! It's already good having you back around here in blogland!
Love ya....

Darlene said...

What a wonderful field trip. Thanks for sharing the pictures with us. I have always wanted to visit Mr. Moneybags place. Now I feel like I have. Maybe one day I can visit in person.

Amanda said...

Wow! Such amazing photos! I especially love the ones with the butterflies, so beautiful. Thanks for taking us all along with you :) I love your comment about God colouring you hair, pity I can't get people to think that way when they see my grey hairs :( Such is life! Love ya!

Denise said...

I loved this, enjoy sharing your life with you my friend.

ThreeGirlyGirls said...

We have never been here so thanks for showing us around!! =) Glad you all are having so much fun and doing "educational" things!