Monday, April 26, 2010

Fire Station Frenzy

Our field trip last week was touring a working fire station in Vancouver.  Everyone got to explore the ins and outs of a working fire truck and take a turn "driving" both the front and the back.  We learned the difference between a fire truck and a fire engine (an engine carries water, a truck does not.) and saw many "souvenirs" from past rescues.  We got to see how the firemen live at the station (Elora really liked the recliners), where they hang out, cook, exercise and sleep! The gracious firemen answered many, many questions and, as a very special treat, took the ladder truck to the parking lot out back and extended it to the maximum height.  (Wow!)  Seleia's friend Dani was there, so they got to have a lot of fun together.  Amarra was shy and would not let go of me at first, but warmed up as soon as they let them start climbing around in the fire truck.  Elora was one of a few that got to try on some fireman gear, and giggled the entire time she was walking around in it.  (She later told me, laughing, "When I had that stuff on, I was fat!!")  We love Home Schooling!

1 comment:

J+M+S said...

It is working now today!!:) YAY!! We will do the firhouse someday this next year too!:) ALl of the girls are jus adorable!