Sunday, January 1, 2017

Casual Co-op's Last Activities of 2016

We took part in two activities in December:  touring the Warhawk Air Museum and decorating Christmas cookies and ornaments.  

We've been wanting to go to the Warhawk Museum ever since we studied WW1 and WW2 last school year so were excited to see what would be on display.  We were not disappointed and could have spent many more hours exploring.  Here are just a few of the highlights.

 This airplane is still flyable (as noted by the oil pan underneath).  Hollywood borrowed this WW 2 airplane for the movie Valkyrie.

 A fairly poignant mother's wall of pins and and other jewelry worn during the Wars.

 A WW 2 Waco glider, also known as the "Flying Coffin," transformed by someone into a camper and then salvaged and stripped back to what was original to be placed in the museum.

 A WW 2 flight simulator.  Seems pretty archaic by today's standards.

 This plane was borrowed by Hollywood for the movie Pearl Harbor, also still flyable.

 A detailed model of the White House from I think about the turn of the century (1900).

 A wedding dress made from the silk of a Japanese parachute.  Truly the stories behind the displays are just so interesting. 

 We learned that jeeps in WW2 had two piece windshields and those manufactured after that are all one piece.  Just an FYI:)

Lydia practicing her Morse code on a telegraph machine

I'm pretty sure Seth and Lydia enjoyed painting Christmas decorations more than decorating cookies since they each only finished three cookies and spent most of their time making an ornament.  I sat and decorated most of the cookies while I visited with the other moms.  

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