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Monday, August 11, 2014

Mommy Camp Part 2

Last month I shared a few of the things we did while the kids were not in camp this summer. After camp ended, we had more time to spend together and I thought I would once again share a few of the places we visited.

Johnson County Museum: All three of my kids enjoy this museum and we visit every summer. Since we went in the early afternoon, it was relatively empty when we were there as well. (It can be crowded with camp trip groups, and one did come in towards the end of our visit). We also checked out the 1950s Electric House for the first time. This was a model house built to show off the modern electric innovations of the early 1950s. I didn’t take photos of the house, but the kids did seem to find it interesting. Here are some pictures from the play areas in the museum:

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Johnson County Fair: We have gone to this 4H Fair almost every summer since we’ve lived here, and we used to go to the 4H Fair in NJ too. We like to see all the animals and fun things on display!

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Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm: Another repeat from last summer, this is the last remaining stagecoach stop open to the public on the Santa Fe Trail. You can tour the farm and ride on a stagecoach!

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Now that summer is almost over, our adventurous activities will be limited! It is hard to believe the kids go back to school next week! We had a good summer, how about you?

15 comments:

Janine Huldie said...

Ok, seriously cannot believe your kids are back in school next week, but then again we did end a bit later then you, but we still have about another 3 weeks here and go back right after Labor Day. Looks like another successful Mommy Camp this year though and definitely love that you got to do all these fun activities :)

tamarsb said...

You kept busy!! These look like really fun places!

Desiree @ Macke Monologues said...

Such fun! I had no idea the JoCo museum ever existed, and I worked in Shawnee (and probably drove by it a million times)! We just visited there on our last trip home. Such a cool place (and even better that it's free)! We've never done/seen the stagecoach, but it's been added to our list of things to check out next summer!

Alex said...

We have a children's museum here that is similar to the one you visited! We haven't been yet, but I'd really like to go! They're always so much fun for the kids.

Kimberley Tobin said...

Great pictures! I always love reading about Mommy Camp! Hard to believe the summer is coming to an end, I'm not ready yet!!

Amber said...

Fun! Natalie would love it there!

Dara said...

yeah we end early and start early!

Dara said...

yup, we need to keep busy or the kids go crazy!

Dara said...

supposedly the joco museum is moving closer to where I live, but I don't know when!

Dara said...

my kids seem to enjoy them a lot!

Dara said...

I'm not ready for fall either!

Dara said...

I think she would get along with my kids!

Dara said...

I'm not really ready either.

the cape on the corner said...

well i know that mommy camp must be coming to a close, but in case you are in need of ideas i read a blog called h family happenings and she does education based adventures with her kids. looks like they had a ball!
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Dara said...

sounds great, thanks!