After our time exploring the beautiful and peaceful Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum it was nearly lunch time. We drove to our next destination and enjoyed our lunch in the van.
Where did we go?
Carillon Historical Park.
(Side note: I still mess up when saying the name of this place. I keep wanting to call it "care-ee-yon" like in Spanish when two L's make the "yuh" sound... but it is pronounced "care-uh-lawn" like I'm sure most people would say it)
Well, I wanted to go back and see what we missed and we still needed to get another stamp in that passport book to meet our minimum requirement for the Wilbear Wright teddy bears.
We would have eaten our lunch on the grass below the Deeds Carillon, but there were a LOT of children on field trips running and screaming about so I decided to keep my kiddos contained. Then we headed inside.
Since we'd been there before I didn't want to spend much time inside. But we had to ride the carousel!
|Lana chose the old school race car|
|William chose to ride the dog food since there was a puppy coming out of it|
|Locust Grove School Number 12 (1896) a one room school house|
|old style gas station|
|part of the Dayton Flood exhibit|
|bicycle made by the Wright Brothers|
|actual plane created and flown by the Wright Brothers|
The guide spoke with me for some time about the Wright Brothers and told me about Hawthorne Hill, the home of Orville Wright. Tours can be done there also. Turns out I think that was the place I used to turn around once when I got lost on my way to Kettering. Anyway, after Wilbur died Orville pretty much lost his major drive and focus with the airplane and went off spending more of his time "tinkering around" as the man told me. Since neither brother every married I'm sure he was very lonely.
What a fun day! And now we have enough stamps to get that prize!