But saddly Buddy had to stay home. The park does not allow animals on the grounds.
So, he enjoyed some time on the balcony while we had coffee and english muffins with apple pie jam.
Our first stop on our visit to the festival was the one room classroom. What else would a teacher visit!
The desks were adorable and the students seemed to be having a fabulous time. Notice the slate boards, the children jumped at the opportunity to work on arithmetic.
In the corner of the classroom was the imfamous but ever dreaded dunce hat. I am so glad they don't exist in the classroom any longer.
Ths comcrete sign was salvaged from the original schoolhouse in Kankakee, Illinois.
This fountain is at the beginning of the gardens around the museum.
Make a wish!
It was a beautiful afternoon. We finished with a late lunch, early dinner out and then home. Two weeks remain of the school year and I can't believe how fast the time has flown. Our seniors will be graduating next Saturday, the underclassmen will have exams the 27th and 28th and then June 2nd we will say so long until. next August. Whatever will I do with all the free time! Let's see...decorating projects, cleaning, crafts, restoration of some antique toys, travel, mother-dauther weekend, sisters weekend, walks, pleasure reading, time with John...oh the possibilities are endless! But for now I have a task or two to attend to. I must go and grade some student worknow. Have a marvelous Monday!