A Day Trip . . .

On Saturday, Jim, Brendan, his friend Julian, Megan and I took a long drive to Connecticut to attend a Native American Wigwam as they called it. It was held on grounds belonging to Mohawk Indians.

Many people may be familiar with the casino that was opened by them several years ago called Mohegan Sun.

The weather was absolutely perfect. Not too sunny and low humidity and cooler temps. Our summer here in New York has been horribly hot and humid this year so it was a much welcomed change!!

Megan was well prepared in her sun hat!!

After arriving at Mohegan Sun we took a shuttle bus to the site of the Wigwam a few miles away.

Brendan and Julian at the back of the shuttle bus.

There were lots of vendors peddling their Native American crafts, clothing, jewelry, dolls and other assorted goodies.
These sweaters were all handmade in Peru. Each one told a story on the front and the back.

This is the sweater we chose for Meggie. I thought that $20.00 was a pretty reasonable price.

Lots of gorgeous beaded necklaces.

The most gorgeous handmade Native American Dolls. The detail is difficult to see in the pics.

Lots of colorful handmade bracelets.

Megan got to pick one out for herself.

And a pair of moccasins, too!! These are actually a creamy white color but I took this picture at night and couldn't get a good shot of them.

The boys got to see what it felt like to have a bear's giant claws resting on their head!! Boys will be boys!! They got to pick out a few goodies to bring home. They each got a necklace with an arrow head on it and a hand-carved wooden gun that shoots rubber bands. Brendan also chose, with his own money, a real hand-carved spear. It's going to be hung in his room and he was given strict rules about it. It's small but sharp nonetheless. It was fun listening to their plans for the next day's activities when they got home. These included "forming a club for the two of them where they had to wear their necklaces and walking thru the woods looking for animals like the Native Americans did long ago." Don't you just love it?!!? : )

All in all, it was a wonderful day followed by dinner at one of my and my husband's favorite places to eat, Cracker Barrel. I'll save that for next time!!

Many blessings ~ Wendy


Connie said...

Sounds like fun, honey. That little munchkin is a real doll though! Darling.

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

What a great day out!!
Your little girl is obviously a good traveller to have a big day out like that!
Boys would've really loved a place like that,I know My Son would've.

Mary said...

That sweater is beautiful! And only $20? Looks like a good day!