Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Fort Snelling {a day trip with my parents}

While in Minnesota my parents and i visited Fort Snelling {close to downtown Minneapolis}. We had a ton of fun and spent the day exploring.

Fort Snelling is at the Mississippi Minnesota River Junction. Located on top of the bluff overlooking the river junction, Fort Snelling served the U.S. military for over 120 years, through conflicts at home and abroad, and thousands of Minnesotans received their first taste of military service within its walls.

By the late 20th century its national cemetery became the site of the final resting place for more than 180,000 men and women who served in the armed forces. Today, the historic fort has been restored to its 1820s-1830s appearance, and the site's living history program brings the past to life! {read more here}

We had such a great time learning about how the fort went through so many different uses.

Sorry for the picture over load...

Flag in the fort

Canon {love the blue}

we watched a demonstration of the soldiers pretending to load their weapons and then shooting off blanks.

mom and i with a canon

this piece was gorgeous in person!

This was in the shoe cobblers room.

my dad and i were admiring the details of how furniture was built

ahhh, to be able to make my own leather shoes...they'd be gorg!

mom, dad and me

wagon wheel


this would be perfect in my wine collection

you could feed an army with these pots
{hehe, I'm a regular comedian}
love this rustic sign

buckets to carry water

bowl in the home of General Snelling

we watched them load and light off the canon

After a day of exploring we headed back home to have a bbq and sit around the fire with some friends.


Angie said...

Sounds like a great day! I love that blue cannon

Eisley Rae Clothing said...

That place looks pretty cool. What's with everything painted that gorgeous blue? haha. Love it. Cute pic w/your parents.

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