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Spring vacation to VA - Part 3

On the next day we went to Yorktown Victory Center.  This was mostly about the war and battle at Yorktown.  Collin was chosen to participate in the firing of a cannon, not the big cannon, but the small mortar launcher thing.  Still, he was both thrilled and embarrassed to participate.  The boys loved to see the BIG long rifle and had a chance to hold it.  We learned about the cook, what he may have prepared and what he had to do to prepare food.  We met the doctor and his somewhat primitive tools, even the skull drill to relieve pressure from a persons injured head.


We got to explore some sleeping quarters, tried on all the clothes and gear a soldiers would wear.  The kids also learned of some punishments for those that did not follow the rules or laws.  The day also included a tour of a nearby farm house and farm, where we learned about farming, preparing meats and spices in the kitchen, and the hot and open sleeping quarters in the attic of the house.


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