Saturday, October 18, 2008

Howdy Matey!

So, we went to Camp Snoopy's treasure hunt today. Of course, I was too busy holding their goodie bags to take pictures of them at the stations. It was pretty cute with free candy and pirate garb.
I guess on the weekends they run the big engine through Knott's (when we've gone during the week it's been a smaller train). It was amazing to see the steam engine start up and take off. It was even more cool to actually ride the original 1881 train that travelled through UT, AZ and NM. Isaac didn't quite get the "hold-up" on the train, maybe next time.

Today we went through the old ghost town part of Knott's. It's such a boy's world with knife shops and gun shops. The museum is AMAZING (I can't believe I haven't been in it yet). I was very impressed with all of the original western artifacts Knott's has in it's collection.
I was so excited when we happened to be at the Blacksmith shop and a staged old-fashioned show-down started up right where we were. Of course, Seth was scared but I was very surprised that Isaac kept wanting to leave and even started to cry. We didn't get to see how it ended, I guess the gun shots were a little too loud for Isaac. I have to remind myself that he is still 4 years old!
Here's a pic of the boys on a very small little engine. Can't imagine what it was used for. We also enjoyed going into the old-fashioned school building. I didn't know it was an original school building from AK! It was neat to show the boys since they've been in Matt's classroom a few times and can compare.
Well, ever since we got home, Isaac has been busy making a Jolly Roger flag (impressive, isn't it?), pirate prison and treasure chest with some of the booty they got today. He even did a pirate dance for me and Matt. I love days like today.


LisAway said...

Oh my goodness. That is the best flag ever! Scary! And I love that antique treasure chest, too. So creative.

I'm so glad to hear that you're enjoying Knott's! But I also can't believe that you almost forced your boys to witness a shooting! :)

Amber said...

Looks like lots of fun, Anne. I'm almost wishing we had done Knott's instead of Disneyland! Isaac sure did a good job on his jolly roger. And he looks great dressed up in pirate garb! I remember watching a showdown at Lagoon in their pioneer village when I was younger, and it was a little scary to think that they had guns and were going to shoot each other. When you're that young, it's hard to know the difference between pretend and reality. Trevin kept asking me at Disneyland if the stuff on the rides was real or fake. I'm sure he would have hated a showdown, too! Thanks for sharing your adventures! :)

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Natalie said...

OK, OK, I guess I need to take my boys to Knotts once. You made it sound like they would like it.

Susan said...

The girls, Beth especially loved these pictures. She and Lily tried to close one eye for quite a while afterwards...