Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Our Trip to the Quarry...

I mentioned in my previous post
that our homeschool group took a trip
to our local quarry on Friday.
We had no idea that it would be so interesting.
We had a lovely time!

Below are some photos of our trip...

Watching rock being dumped

Watching the quarry "dinosaurs" at work
(the workers refer to the machinery as their dinosaurs)

Watching how it all works...

One of the products from the quarry

Photo with one of the quarry "dinosaurs"

A mom of many hats...

A quarry worker of many... bonnets??

Time to go to the pit...

Looking a bit concerned as we drove down...

"Dinosaurs" working in the pit...

Beautiful layers...

The pit was a total of 60 feet below the surface.

Photo with a "dinosaur"...

It was VERY bright out (hence, the squinty eyes).
Notice the size of the tire?
The children were amazed it was bigger than them

(and bigger than Mama).

At the end, we were able to dig for fossils!
First the children got a mini-lesson

on the appearance of fossils
so they would know what to look for...

They had such fun searching, exploring, digging,
and asking if they had, indeed, found fossils...

(Ally decided to enjoy the air conditioning in the van,
since it was terribly hot)

Carolynne asking if she had found one and what it was

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Carolynne looking for fossils

Beth looking for fossils

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Will looking for fossils

They found quite a few fossils like sting ray palettes,
shark teeth, a vertebrate, squid beak, horse teeth, etc...
It was quite fascinating.

And mama even got a little something special, too...

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a rock bouquet from sweet Carolynne!

"And he answered and said unto them,
I tell you that, if these should hold their peace,
the stones would immediately cry out."
~ Luke 19:40

"Sing, O ye heavens; for the LORD hath done it:
shout, ye lower parts of the earth:
break forth into singing..."
~ Isaiah 44:23


Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I want to go on the next outting! That looks like fun!

Marci said...

What a neat field trip. I would love to do something like that. I am glad they were able to find fossils.

Nikki said...

Neat field trip. I'll have to check and see if we have one of those nearby.



That looks like it was a very interesting outing. I wish I could have been there.

It has been a while since I have been over to visit. It is so nice to be back for a visit. It is good to see that the best things are just as sweet as ever. Thank you, connie from Texas

Daughter of the King said...

What a great field trip...I love fossils...so cool.

PlainJane said...

LOL, I've never seen a rock bouquet before! I like the children in the scoop and the exchange of hats too. Wow, sunny & hot, what must that be like? - I forget. I looks like a lot of fun - great idea for a field trip. That was nice of them to show a fossil collection too.

Anonymous said...

Oh what fun!!! :-)


Pam said...

Shane and I enjoyed our trip to the rock quarry with you! I've enjoyed catching up on your blog today. Stay sweet! (oops, I know you will, goodnes who did I think I was speaking to?)LOL

Martie said...

It looks like a fun time. It looks bright even in the pictures!!


momofmhasr said...

Looks like you had alot of fun!

Hubby said...

Hi Honey!! I LOVE the bouquet of rocks... lol ;) I'll see you tonight.

Love ya,

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

Looks like a great time! I want to go to a quarry now ;)

Love the rock bouquet too! So sweet.

Have a great weekend.


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